Category Archives: Clippings

Leadup to the 2022 Russia-Ukraine war

I began collecting these headlines not long after Joe Biden began expressing apprehensions about Putin’s intentions in Ukraine.  I wanted to document the lead-up to whatever it might be that might happen.  I avoided pieces that appeared to be mere speculation or he-said-she-said.  Once the war itself began, I quit; the war itself will be adequately documented.

Yahoo! News links are not immortal; so whenever possible, I have linked to the source.

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Life course persistent offenders, …

… also known as psychopaths.

These individuals account for 1% of the general population, 25% of the prison population, and 50% of all crime.  Put differently, 10% of the population commit 90% of the crime; but this one tenth of the criminals, commit five times as much crime.

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Heather Weeden

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Isavian Preston and numerous others

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Isavian Preston

Two new arrests have been made in Gulfport mass shooting on New Year’s Eve. What to know

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About Heather Cook

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Heather Cook, an Episcopalian suffragan bishop in Maryland, has been in the news lately.  A few weeks ago, she was involved in a vehicular homicide, and currently faces charges including vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, texting while driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Doubts about Brown v. Board

In the January 13, 2015 Washington Post, Valerie Strauss calls attention to an obscure Supreme Court case that she says may have a greater impact on the educational achievement of black children than any other case since the 1954 Brown v. Board decision.

She republishes a lengthy analysis of the situation by Richard Rothstein.  She often republishes Richard Rothstein’s articles.  As usual, Rothstein has assembled a mountain of data in support of his position; however, unfortunately, a mountain of data matters little if one’s premises are wrong.

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