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Police-Shooting Stats and the Media

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
While federal officials dithered, The Washington Post and U.S. staff of London’s daily Guardian compiled lists of Americans killed by law enforcement last year.   

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 20-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Local political windbags share more opinions about sports; Ohio Republicans create medical marijuana task force to help themselves; Buckeye State best at making annoying phone calls and more.  

Ch-Ch-Changes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
David Bowie’s self-appointed alien status was nothing, a mere indulgence, compared to the Alien Nation we relegated him to.  

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 13-19

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Maine governor debuts plan to combat heroin epidemic with old-fashioned racism; record Powerball jackpot is chance to become God, despite what haters say about odds; streetcar hours pique interest of argumentative Cincinnatians and more.
  

Media Complicity in Anti-Arab Anger and Fear

0 Comments · Friday, January 8, 2016
I’m sickened by mainstream news and opinion media complicity in our anti-Muslim, anti-Arab anger and fear.
  

... and Justice for All?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
During the long winter’s nap of the University of Cincinnati’s winter break wherein “Netflix and chill” ruled the day, in my bloodlust for true crime murder mysteries I came across Making a Murderer.   

Worst Week Ever! Jan. 06-12

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
GM sees potential in drunk people with smartphones; Ohio Secretary of State rules that politicians' names don't matter; Enquirer publishes incredibly racist, idiotic opinion letter and more.
  

The World, It Softly Lulls

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I have a healthy respect for death, as a marker of absences and a gauge of time. Since 2015 knocked me to my literal knees, then on my ass for what looks like the long haul, I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with death but keenly aware and unafraid of it.  

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 30-Jan. 05

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Hilarious weed-smoking sloth makes smoking weed look fun; Kasich does something that kind of makes it sound possible for convicts to get jobs; feds mock lack of sensible immigration policy by making jokes about Santa's reindeer and more.
  

On Second Thought...

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Liberal commentators in diverse news media with whom I generally agree tend to suffer SSDD (Same Stuff, Different Day). Conservatives, however, are endlessly creative when it comes to their abilities to stoke anger and fear.  

Buzz Me In

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There was a time here in Cincinnati when 1230 AM WDBZ The Buzz — the de facto “black talk” station — was relevant, necessary even. It was black Cincinnati’s bully pulpit, going-off space and platform for spelling out conspiracy theories; a place where unabashed anger was aimed squarely at the white powers that be.  

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 16-22

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Ohio GOP leaders say they'll support Trump; Justice Scalia says what less-advanced racists are thinking; the middle class is shrinking beginning with its bank account and more.   

Where They Do That At?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and another 21 injured last week marked a red-letter day for feminists the world over: Tashfeen Malik, a 29-year-old female Jihadist terrorist, is shaping up to perhaps be the braintrust behind the ghastly massacre.  

Labels Matter

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
I was The Cincinnati Enquirer’s new federal beat reporter and the late federal judge Carl Rubin asked what I knew about courts. “The only ones I’ve covered were Native Courts in Northern Rhodesia, but they’re just like the ones here: white judges and black defendants.” 
  

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 09-15

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Climate change BS still annoys us; Washington Post reminds us all to keep thinking of dreams in context of race; 9/11 first responders fight for health care because politicians are disgusting and more.