Monthly Archives: April 2012

“He said to put the hands up….”

Via Ed at Gin And Tacos, more about neighborhood patrolmen getting a little overheated: The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating why a couple was confronted at gunpoint by neighbors and then arrested and forced to spend the night in … Continue reading

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why “race realists” aren’t having as much fun as the rest of us

The National Review was in the news again this week, struggling to explain its association with people who hold certain theories about race and civilization. So I thought I’d revisit John Derbyshire and make a final point I didn’t make … Continue reading

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“Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.”

This is exactly what I’m talking about: [There has been] outcry over comments [Ted] Nugent made at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, which took place in St. Louis this past weekend. “If Barack Obama becomes the president … Continue reading

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cowboys, cops, and race

First, I’m glad George Zimmerman was arrested. Even if he’s ultimately exonerated, I think it was critical that this work its way through the criminal justice system despite what appears to have been combination of incompetence and indifference on the … Continue reading

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“I tried to sell blood, but they told me I was anemic”

From the New York Times, a series of stories on people surviving on the tatters of welfare as the jobless recession lingers: Among the Arizonans who lost their checks was Tamika Shelby, who first sought cash aid at 29 after … Continue reading

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do gun factories kill people?

Prison Law Blog, a blog I enjoy very much, today posts the following graph to support the proposition that guns “cause” homicide, in the sense that the more guns are produced, the more homicides will follow. The problem I see … Continue reading

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insane racism — bringing people together!

Two opinion pieces — one from the left, one from the right — attack John Derbyshire‘s use of gross statistical trends as heuristics. First, from Noah Smith‘s follow-up to his previous post: Intelligent racists these days tend to defend their … Continue reading

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