Managing Violence

Human destructiveness is not a problem to be solved; it is a problem to be managed. . . . The recent run of violence inside the hot zone of militia-occupied Seattle — a teenager has been shot dead, another man suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds, etc. — is the least surprising development of the episode. Of … Read more Managing Violence

America Begins to See More Clearly Now What Its Black Citizens Always Knew

It reminded me of the conversation back in the Pentagon during my last week in uniform. I told my colleague that since my 16th birthday I’d been pulled over about 40 times by police — almost always escaping citations by intentionally handing over my military ID along with my driver’s license. I told him of … Read more America Begins to See More Clearly Now What Its Black Citizens Always Knew

Demand for ginseng is creating a ‘wild west’ in Appalachia

Larry Harding left his 12-gauge shotgun propped by the door that September night. He feared that otherwise he might shoot the thieves if he stumbled on them in the dark. Instead, he grabbed his camera and went out across the road where they’d raided his ginseng patch the week before. He suspected the bandits would … Read more Demand for ginseng is creating a ‘wild west’ in Appalachia

A VERY Steubenville news story, LOL!

Stealing from the WalMart jewelry case “eluding” police on a low speed car chase captured in the Rural King parking lot “Everhart is now behind bars facing several charges, including a felony count of theft, criminal mischief, driving under suspension, and fleeing and eluding.” They forgot “stupidity” LOL! Man behind bars after shoplifting at Walmart, … Read more A VERY Steubenville news story, LOL!

The State: Three Felonies a Day

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. from Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand   When Everything is a Crime: … Read more The State: Three Felonies a Day

Behavioral Poverty

More than 50 years of social-sciences evidence demonstrates that behavior is highly predictive of many important life outcomes. Children who are temperamental, fussy, and aggressive often cause their parents to withdraw affection and to limit supervision, which leads to further bad behavior later on, along with subsequent struggles and frustration. Adolescents who verbally accost or … Read more Behavioral Poverty