While I understand the labor-oriented objections to “ride-sharing” services, you know what? What customers really get out of sites like Uber is a convenient mobile app, an easy way to pay online, an assurance that someone is actually on the way to come get them, and relatively quick service in urban areas. In Cleveland, the cab companies […]
Mayor Jackson, Police Chief Williams and Director of Media Relations issue statements which are clearly bullshit.
Regarding the question of how and why Michael Brown was shot down by a police officer this August in Ferguson, Missouri: It doesn’t add up the way police say it adds up: Michael Brown could not have been only 35 feet away from the officer who shot him. It had to be more like 148 feet. […]
I did not know what to think about President Obama’s new executive order on immigration. Most of my mainstream news comes from NPR, and sadly most of what they talk about is the Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Since 50.01% of what goes on on Capitol Hill is straight-out lies from teabaggers, I wasn’t getting much actual information. […]
It’s amazing the things you find when you poke around the law library on a cold, rainy Saturday in November. I was looking for case law and other authority on the issue of “innocent until proven guilty” and found this part of the US Constitution that hardly anybody knows about! No person shall state an […]
Today’s Morning Edition on NPR featured an interview by Arun Rath with teabagger Tom Cole (OK-4). It’s a great example of the thing I hear again and again on NPR: lots of softball questions, casual acceptance of whatever nonsense “both sides” say, lack of followup, and a complete failure to get at actual facts. Here […]
The scene at tonight’s Slow Roll. McDonald’s at Memphis and West 57th.