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Deep Thoughts On A Fistfight

True to the form of the shield on my chest I placed my body in front of his to stop the attack. I held the line (briefly), but those I was trying to protect were unfortunately as irrational as the one on the offensive, and my defense ...

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5 Minutes: Insight on a Cold Night

“The biting cold.” It’s not a phrase unknown to anyone, but it certainly has more meaning to some than to others. Under certain conditions it can slice into you like a divorce proceeding and leave you with the same immobile ... more »

Jan 13, 2016 2:48 PM On The Beat

A Matter of Compliance

“Compliance Matters.” Before words are put in my mouth, that’s not a mockery of any hashtag-related marketing gimmicks: It’s a statement of fact put as simply as I possibly could. more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM On The Beat 1 Comments

Weapons of Mass Distraction

So the day of the shootings in San Bernardino, I watched the press clamor all over themselves prognosticating that this was “clearly the work of a white male Christian fundamentalist.” Fox News, MSNBC, CNN… more »

Dec 9, 2015 11:44 AM On The Beat

Re-Booting #BlackLivesMatter

“#BlackLivesMatter.” Who hasn’t heard of this by now? The Inuit have heard of it. The Hmong people have heard of it. Republicans…have heard of “#BLM.” Yet time and again, people keep wondering why their voice isn’t heard ... more »

Dec 2, 2015 1:30 PM On The Beat

Lightning Strikes Terrorism

“Oh, come on,” he said with just the hint of a sneer. “You’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed by a terrorist.” It’s an argument that never gets old. (Well, OK, it does, but smug oversimplification ... more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:07 PM On The Beat

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