The NBC/Sandusky edit: much ado about fluffing.

There’s a lot of noise being made about the revelation that NBC edited the Bob Costas interview, and how this may be grounds for a successful appeal.  This has prompted a widespread outcry about NBC, the justice system, and renewed … Continue reading

The law, and unintended consequences

A politician–Lyndon Baines Johnson, I think–once said that when considering the impact of legislation, one shouldn’t think about how it could be used, but rather how it could be abused.  Regardless of who said it, it is a remarkably apt … Continue reading

This post is about Titts

Buzzfeed staff writer McKay Coppins recently penned an article that aligns with something I’ve noticed reviewing my blog page stats:  Mitt Romney is bad for traffic.  On the other hand, it is well known that porn is good for traffic.  … Continue reading

Mitt Romney Will Not Win In November — Reason Three: Nobody Likes Him

I could be seriously embarrassed come November, but I am sticking by my position:  Mitt Romney isn’t going to win, and his poll number are artificially close.  Why?  Among the other reasons I’ve listed (and there are more to come), … Continue reading

Favorite Jerry Sandusky death watch begins. A rapt nation watches with bated breath

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach, was found guilty tonight on 45 of 48 counts of molesting young boys in his care.  He will remain in jail until his sentencing in September, while his attorneys prepare a futile … Continue reading

Shock and Law: can the cops be trusted with Tasers?

When the notion was first floated to include Tasers among the tools available to law enforcement, the pitch was both simple and appealing: “a non-lethal alternative to lethal force.”  The idea was that Tasers would provide law enforcement with a … Continue reading