If there is no point at which a member of the public can claim self-defense against police violence, then the police have stopped being law enforcement and have become lawless paramilitaries.
Dear Donald, the FBI needs to enforce federal law not resurrect the spirit of J. Edgar Hoover
Dear Donald, Two nights ago, after firing now former FBI director James Comey, you tweeted the following: James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing […]
Unnamed sources? Journalists should teach readers why they were used
On Thursday, four journalists for CNN reported: The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to […]
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #108: Mm-mm, Time for Pi
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #107: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it?
The uneasy truth behind Tim Donaghy's allegations
Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who was convicted of two charges related to betting on NBA games (some of which he worked as an official), is out of prison, pimping a […]
Evangelicals are good for us, whether we like it or not
by John Harvin Last night we had dinner with my daughter’s future in-laws. They are devout Christians, members of an ultra-conservative evangelical mega-church. As we sat down to eat, they asked if […]
Confronting our inner vigilante (part 2)
Is taking justice into your own hands ever justified? I Don’t Like the Looks of This Early one recent morning, I boarded a subway on the 1 line, which runs north and […]
Confronting our inner vigilante
Is taking justice into your own hands ever justified? (Part 1) If you’re not from New York, the name Bernard Goetz may not ring a bell. The expression “subway vigilante” might though. […]