We are at a particularly contentious point in American politics. There are any number of problems, wars, terrorists, economic upheavals, environmental damage, medical battles, Constitutional disagreements, and squabbles about how to limit government and corporation. In all of them, there is a lot of finger-pointing. It’s a mess. Part of the mess is that we … [Read more…]
New Orleans Mardi Gras is a massive IED, always a half-Kelvin away from detonation. The policemen know that everyone in the crowd is in constant danger from a potential riot, and strict control has to be maintained.
So will normal police procedures work in such a situation? And do we really want to find out?
Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” –Sports aphorism Louisiana is a football state. We’re not just fans of the game; we embody every aspect of the culture. Football comprises much of our idea of value. For instance, a friend of mine was talking to a man who said, “Tulane’s not much of a university.” … [Read more…]
Obamacare is a mess. I’ve watched my own premiums go through the roof. The electronic medical record – not required, but encouraged – is a pain in the lower anatomy for medical practitioners like myself. Both political parties are in a donnybrook about it, the courts are being brought in constantly, and the polls show … [Read more…]