The Professional Police are Not Always Professional

    In response to Leon Wolf’s excellent post, “Don’t Rule Out a Riot,” I wanted to share an incident I observed while a young man. At the time, I served with an inner-city mission that worked with displaced Appalachians – people who had moved from the rural areas of the state to the city to find work.  One night, as the evening service ended, two policemen | Read More »

    Meghan McCain’s Dirty, Sexy Politics

    Our own Leon Wolf has the definitive review of Meghan McCain’s new book. On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court decreed, in the case of Atkins v. Virginia, that the mildly mentally retarded were categorically exempt from capital punishment, reasoning that fully functional adults of diminished mental capacity were as a matter of law not as culpable for their acts.  Writing eloquently in | Read More »

    Meghan McCain’s Dirty, Sexy Politics

    Our own Leon Wolf has the definitive review of Meghan McCain’s new book. On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court decreed, in the case of Atkins v. Virginia, that the mildly mentally retarded were categorically exempt from capital punishment, reasoning that fully functional adults of diminished mental capacity were as a matter of law not as culpable for their acts.  Writing eloquently in | Read More »