“Crime is worse now” – perception vs reality

Today this opinion panel piece appeared in the NYTimes, “These Conservative Men Are Making No Apologies” I read the edited transcript and then listened to the full segment later. (And yes, heavily edited. The written version omits gems such as “Biden is a puppet!” and “[I got] yelled at for my mask not covering my […]

Remembering Dr King

I won’t post the more infamous image of the day, with Dr King’s body on the ground. Instead, I prefer to remember him as he was before James Earl Ray murdered him. I’m also in no mood for U2 jokes this year.

US highways and racial equity

This article in the Seattle Times had me thinking about Robert Caro’s 1974 bio: Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and the history of populations whose homes and neighborhoods were sacrificed to white “progress.” An overview from NPR: A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways