I spoke on a panel at Aspen Ideas on July 1st of this year after the screening of The Great Invisible, and the video of that discussion just hit YouTube. It’s a bit long, but I hope you find it interesting.
I remember sitting in a professional development seminar when it finally hit me like a ton of bricks. We were tasked with reading an article from the Heritage Foundation and the premise in the article seemed so tantalizing. The author started with the idea that our “inalienable rights” came from God. Heck, it says as […]
We’ve heard a lot recently about the militarization of police in the United States, but little about the secretization. Would you believe it if I told you that there are very limited statistics kept on police shootings? Believe it: “The nation’s leading law enforcement agency (FBI) collects vast amounts of information on crime nationwide, but […]
It is has been forever and a day since any of us have posted anything here. One of the more unfortunate aspects of the development of news coverage is what many have called the “echo chamber”. It is the Fox News and MSNBC of the blog world. My wife and I went to a play […]
Great story in Rolling Stone about how Texas is circling the drain politically. Lone Star Crazy: How Right-Wing Extremists Took Over Texas | Politics News | Rolling Stone.
This past week, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that kept abortion protesters at least 35 feet away from abortion clinics. The law set up a parameter with a permanent line painted to designate the buffer zone as it was called. It should be noted that Rachel Maddow had a terrific segment on […]
On June 9th, about 100 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the Deepwater Nautilus, which is of very similar design to the Deepwater Horizon and also built by Hyundai Heavy industries in Korea, suffered a serious accident when the drill line parted, dropping the traveling block to the drill floor. The well remained under control, […]
In today’s Houston Chronicle, Bill King wrote an article about how the chief of police in Houston was offended by an anecdote he used in a previous column. I will elaborate more later, but essentially, King was asking some very pertinent questions about how police resources are used. Instead of answering those questions, Charles A. […]
My latest on Texas Tribune about the stupidity of open carry ideology. http://www.tribtalk.org/2014/06/12/the-delusions-of-open-carry/
A friend of mine told a story about a friend of theirs who bought his wife a spatula for her birthday. As the joke went, we weren’t exactly sure which was worse, actually buying the spatula or thinking it was a good idea to buy the spatula. Similarly, the Republican party in Texas recently held […]