When Arrests Go Bad

[I originally posted this on another blog before I had my own. I’m reposting it because I think it is an important analysis.] I got to thinking about the issues of race regarding the recent tragic police shootings, both the shootings of police and the shootings by police. The best data is from the Washington…

The POTUS and the WOTUS

People keep saying that they don’t understand it. The President of the US (POTUS) does something that that for an ordinary politician would be fatal, like say attacking his own AG … and his support among his followers doesn’t change one bit. The media declares themselves mystified by this, the Democrats can’t understand it, the…

My Uncultured Viewpoint

I see that KPFA, the Public Broadcasting System station in Berkeley, California, has cravenly disinvited Richard Dawkins from speaking because he said:  It’s tempting to say all religions are bad, and I do say all religions are bad, but it’s a worse temptation to say all religions are equally bad because they’re not. If you…

A New Quantum Species

About eighty years ago, Erwin Schrödinger proposed a thought experiment. At that time, one school of ideas about quantum physics held that things could exist in a “quantum superposition” of two different states. However, as soon as someone observed the things in a quantum superposition, the superposition “collapsed” into just one state or the other.…

Voter Fraud Fraud

The Democratic Party sends me stuff. The latest is from Donna Brazile. You may remember Ms. Brazile. During the time when she was a CNN news analyst, she was also secretly providing Presidential Debate questions in advance to Hillary Clinton so that Hillary could pretend to be smarter than she is … in other words,…

Obstruction of Injustice

A few months ago (which these days upon reconsideration sometimes turns out to be a few years ago …) I heard a fascinating tape on PBS, the Public Broadcasting System. It was a recording of President Lyndon Johnson, known as LBJ, and J. Edgar Hoover, the head of the FBI. The conversation occurred in the…

Trademarked Hate Speech

I was overjoyed to see that the Asian-American band called “The Slants” has heard from a unanimous Supreme Court that their band name is legal. They had been denied the right to use their band name based on a trademark law called the Lanham Act. It was a part of the Lanham Act that the…