Tag Archives: mass incarceration


Earlier today I added two books to the Recommended Reading Section.  They are A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes and Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Aime Parnes.

A Colony in a Nation is a rather short book that deals with inequity, policing, racism, mass incarceration and white privilege.

Shattered deal with the 2016 election focusing on the Clinton campaign.

The Evil Behind The Smokescreen

The core question most observers of American politics are asking themselves these days is: Is Donald Trump crazy or crazy like a fox? The next most prevalent is: Why are most Republicans and most of his core still supporting him? I have a theory on both of those, let’s explore. Continue reading The Evil Behind The Smokescreen

If Trump Truly Cared

I caught a few minutes of Chris Hayes’ show on Monday night with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in McDowell County, West Virginia. The conversation turned to the problem of opiate addiction. It made me think: what if the Trump administration took the challenge of helping those addicted to opiates as seriously as it took dismantling environmental regulations? Specifically what if it issued a mandate that for every person incarcerated for possession we put two in treatment? Let’s explore. Continue reading If Trump Truly Cared

A Racist In Our Midst

If you’re in a real hurry today or for the next few weeks I’ll save you some time reading the rest of today’s column and following some upcoming Senate hearings – Jeff Sessions will be confirmed as Attorney General. Elections have consequences, the Senate is still to a large degree a club and America will suffer. Continue reading A Racist In Our Midst

Another Small Step Forward That Is In Danger

Today’s article will be shorter on statistics than most of the articles I write about topics like this; but it will be long on important principle. Continue reading Another Small Step Forward That Is In Danger