Ray Dunaway

FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A photographer runs by a burning building during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ferguson, MO

Mostly links today. In the wake of the grand jury verdict in St. Louis, protestors lit the Molotov cocktails, broke out the guns (all legally purchased, I’ll bet), picked up the bricks, and went to […]

11/25/2014

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A Call For Peacful Protest

The decision of the Grand Jury in the matter of Darren Wilson was expected to be released over the weekend. It was not. But that didn’t stop the protestors from blocking traffic, defacing memorials, cursing […]

11/24/2014

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Tuesday

A quick look around the world makes it clear. The lot of women in many parts of the world find themselves in dire straits. Boko Haram kidnapped young girls in Nigeria, raped them, converted them […]

11/18/2014

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That Was Then

Connecticut continues its experiment with voter-assisted suicide by electing the lamest Washington delegation possible. (Well, Joe Courtney and Jim Himes aren’t complete lunatics, so I guess there’s still hope.)   Over the weekend, the states […]

11/17/2014

A man stands near a model of the European Space Agency's (ESA) robot craft Philae as he visits the Cite de l'espace (Space City) in Toulouse, southern France, on November 12, 2014, on the day Philae began a 20-kilometre (12-mile) descent toward the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after being launched from the space probe Rosetta, following a ten year journey. Europe's Rosetta spacecraft made contact with its robot craft Philae soon after the lander embarked on November 12 on a solo, seven-hour descent to a comet, ground controllers said. Astrophysicists hope Philae will unlock knowledge about the origins of the Solar System and even life on Earth, which some believe may have started with comets 'seeding' the planet with life-giving carbon molecules and water.  (Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images)

I Feel Better

I feel better. This morning, echoing Johnathan Gruber, I was willing to bet that the shots sent back to Earth from the Philae Lander, which landed yesterday on a distant comet, would be largely ignored.

11/13/2014

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Remember Sheff vs O’Neill?

Remember Sheff vs O’Neill? Ah! Good times, good times! The suit was brought to address disparities which existed, and still do, between urban and suburban school districts. City kids scored much lower on standardized testing […]

11/12/2014

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It’s Veterans Day

It’s Veterans Day, when Americans express their gratitude to those who defend us, past and present.

11/11/2014

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How Right I Was

Several weeks ago in this space, I speculated that “smart people” would address the “obesity epidemic” by regulating the American diet. How right I was.

11/10/2014

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It’s Friday…..

Remember this classic video from the 2012 Presidential race? Ah! Good times! Good Times! The “free” cellphone program dates back to 2008 with the creation of the Safelink” program, designed to provide cell service to […]

11/07/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

I Guess Things Are Fine and Dandy

Who is John Galt? Better yet, Who is Ron Klain? Remember him? He’s the Ebola Czar appointed several weeks ago by the President. And nobody has seen him since. The talk force assigned to assess […]

11/06/2014

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