Archive for February, 2011

Legalize it?

Last week I posted quickly on terrifying statistics in Baltimore City.  That day, I got an email from Scott Greenfield containing an excerpt of a speech to the Cato Institute by John McWhorter, who is currently a lecturer at Columbia University and an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Berkeley.  Mr. McWhorter has an undergraduate degree […]

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Terrifying statistics

I have been trying to form a blog post around this fact: In the midst of a fiscal crisis, Maryland, like so many other states, simply can’t afford to spend such an obscene amount of money on corrections when viable alternatives exist. Maryland’s incarceration rate has tripled since 1980, disproportionately affecting communities of color. In […]

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Blogging and Women. Wikipedia is just stupid.

At Crime & Federalism, Mike Cernovich doesn’t write too much about crime or about federalism.  These days its about women blaming men for bad stuff that happens, recipes to develop more manliness, and alpha males man-handling their women and killing their own food.  Okay, not really, but that’s my take-away.  Maybe I read between the […]

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When I am an old woman I shall wear purple.

This is one of my favorite poems:    When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on […]

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