The Racial Segregation of American Cities Was Anything But Accidental. It’s not surprising to anyone who has lived in or visited a major American metropolitan region that the nation’s cities tend to be organized in their own particular racial pattern.
In Chicago, it’s a north/south divide. In Austin, it’s west/east. In some cities, it’s a division based around infrastructure, as with Detroit’s 8 Mile Road. In other cities, nature—such as Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia River—is the barrier. Sometimes these divisions are man-made, sometimes natural, but none are coincidental. A narrative of racially discriminatory landlords and bankers—all independent actors—has long served as an explanation for the isolation of African-Americans in certain neighborhoods in large cities. In The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, aims to flip the assumption that the state of racial organization in American cities is simply a result of individual prejudices.
You Can't Deny that Venezuela is a Socialist Calamity - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous world. As Venezuela descends into a nightmare of starvation and violence, the long-standing debate over the feasibility of socialism takes on new relevance.
Years of explicitly socialist policies from the Chavez and Maduro regimes have taken their toll, as nationalization and a variety of other attempts to abolish or subvert market processes have destroyed what was once one of South America’s richest countries. Even with the wealth of their oil reserves, redistribution and price controls have brought production, and therefore consumption, to a halt. A Bipartisan Case for School Choice. Most of the policy goals that President Donald Trump outlined in his address to Congress are subjects of heated public controversy—many for good reason.
But one proposal that should not be controversial is the expansion of school choice programs for low-income families. This proposal should be supported by concerned politicians and citizens across the political spectrum. For conservatives and libertarians, school choice programs are an obvious improvement over a situation in which government-run schools have a monopoly on public educational funding, despite the fact that, on average, private and religious schools consistently outperform public schools on all measures.
If private and religious schools serve the public interest in educating children better than public schools do, it is unjust not to allow parents to use public educational funds at those schools. Ex-offenders need jobs, not handouts. But there are too many regulatory barriers. There’s a tragic irony at the heart of American criminal-justice policy.
While we invest billions of dollars each year to house inmates in state and federal correctional facilities, our collective willingness to invest falters when it comes to ensuring the formerly incarcerated don’t reoffend. Cubans Want Capitalism - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous world. The Conservative Schism on Legalizing Pot. Virginia has grown less ideologically conservative in recent years, if election results are anything to go by.
But it still exhibits the temperamental conservatism summarized by the traditionalist's credo: When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change. That might partly account for the state's hidebound policies on pot. More residents these days think the state's approach to marijuana needs changing, however. Eighty percent of Virginians in a recent survey favor civil fines rather than criminal conviction for minor possession offenses, and more than three out of five Virginians support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
More ideological conservatives are modulating their views on pot as well. Or not. The affair and cover-up that just landed Alabama's governor in jail, explained. About the Gun-toting, One-legged Kentucky Woman Seeking Justice... If Hollywood is looking for a script about a murder case with a series of memorable characters and surprising plot twists it could do far worse than consider the travails of Susan King.
She’s a gun-toting, hard-charging, possibly clairvoyant, one-legged woman who was convicted of murder and effectively exonerated. She then sued Kentucky police officers for malicious prosecution in a case a federal appeals court late last month unanimously allowed to proceed toward trial. Neil Gorsuch opposes the Kelo decision – a terrible Supreme Court property rights ruling that Donald Trump loves. Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
In an e-mail written while he was working in the George W. Bush administration, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch denounced Kelo v. City of New London, a terrible Supreme Court property rights decision that Trump himself has often praised. Kelo ruled that the government has the power to take private property and transfer it to another private owner in order to promote “economic development.” Although the Fifth Amendment indicates that government may only take property for a “public use,” the Court ruled that virtually any potential public benefit qualifies as such, even if the government fails to prove that the supposed benefit will ever materialize.
I. Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and Fixed Everything. The security lines at the Atlanta airport had grown progressively worse.
The lines grew longer, the crowds ever more unruly, the invasiveness of the process ever more intense, the mood of the TSA more crabby and scary. Customers were miserable.