A local topic but global issue: http://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/city-irons-out-plan-for-plastic-bag-ban/1627203Read more "Paper or Plastic?"
A terrible choice to have to make–but how much of it is influenced by a culture steeped in a mentality of “us against them”? How might the increased militarization, aloofness, and separateness of our local police departments impact the choice between a “justifiable” homicide and an alternative means to diffuse, negotiate, and otherwise control and resolve a situation? What about the police culture in America influences and even condones these outcomes? From the perspective of other countries and their respective statistics surrounding people killed by law enforcement, the issue in America is a strikingly toxic and unsettling one.Read more "Police Culture in America"
2.5 million people is actually a fairly conservative number. In truth, it’s probably closer to 3.1 or 4 million people, depending upon which government source one wishes to draw figures from.Read more "Happy Valentine’s Day (Unless you’re on the list to be deported)"