Both parties aren’t party to violence

Both sides do it, say television's talking heads. In this era of radioactive polarization, it's become a mantra among pundits that Republicans and Democrats are equally responsible for the atmosphere of political violence that hovers over America. Never has a sausage factory produced a finer grade of baloney. While many violent incidents have broken out … Continue reading Both parties aren’t party to violence

Report from Louisiana: Landrieu Positions Himself for National Stage while NOLA Burns

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Now that the Confederate era monuments have come down in New Orleans, one would expect the crime rate to drop as well, at least that is the case if you subscribe to the Mitch Landrieu theory of crime control. But of course that is not the case and residents and … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Landrieu Positions Himself for National Stage while NOLA Burns

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause and Effect Seattle Edition

You might have missed these two stories in all the Trump Tweet stuff but you might want to remind yourself what we're fighting against before you jump off the wagon. Cause: Seattle’s minimum-wage law is boosting wages for a range of low-paid workers, but the law is causing those workers as a group to lose … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause and Effect Seattle Edition