Who Needs Detention when We’ve Got Jails?

That seems to be the attitude these days -- especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.  Forget protecting these innocent little lives; arrest them and insure that they grow up to be troubled teens and adults.  Quite the vicious circle. I first learned of this new trend three weeks ago, when I read "Students Arrested for Throwing Spitballs", Lollipops" in my local newspaper! The story was as bad as the headline made it sound.  Offenses that used to result in a trip to the principal's office and detention or suspension are now prompting police visits and, often, handcuffs. [...]

And the Award Goes To….

  The morning after the Academy Awards, I'll hand out my own! We'll start with Jennifer Lawrence who won the Oscar for Best Actress.  Good for her.  Although she was great in the movie, I just like her.  I like her even more after seeing her flip someone off in the press room after winning last night. My awards from last night also go to Shirley Bassey for her "Goldfinger" performance, and the "We Saw Your Boobs" song.  It was funny.  People need to get a sense of humor. The "No More, Please" award goes to the red carpet crap. [...]

It’s Money that Matters

Today on the show, we talked about money.  Well, the real topics were campaign finance reform and the Oscars... but it all boils down to dollars and cents. The Supreme Court is set to hear another case involving campaign contributions.  McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is being called Citizens United 2.0, as the GOP wants to lift the limits on the aggregate amount of money an individual can contribute directly to candidates and to their party.  I spoke about it and the progress made to undo the Citizens United damage with a constitutional amendment with Move To Amend's David Cobb. Note [...]

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