Tag Archives: Law and Order

Neither Law nor Order

Americans understand law and order. There was a television show named that that’s still in syndication. Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) and his partner – those changed over the years – would arrest the bad guy, eventually. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) … Continue reading

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Not Feeling Lucky

“You’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” Facebook isn’t all kittens and grandkids. Everyone has friends who are Donald Trump fans. That’s statistically inevitable. Forty percent of the country voted for the … Continue reading

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Policing the Masses

Things are settling down in Ferguson, Missouri. The governor, Jay Nixon, is slowly withdrawing the National Guard: “I greatly appreciate the men and women of the Missouri National Guard for successfully carrying out the specific, limited mission of protecting the … Continue reading

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Sensing There’s Something Wrong

There are those of us who are connoisseurs of irony, mostly former English teachers, who note that the current Democratic governor in Missouri, now torn apart by racial upheaval, is named Nixon – and his first name is awesomely biblical, … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Show-Me State

People tend to forget that the Cold War was not just the United States and the Soviet Union building up absurd nuclear arsenals that neither side dare use, but could, and might, or grabbing small nations to use as proxies … Continue reading

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