Category Archives: Profiling

Political Science and the Brain

I just finished a book by three political science professors, John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith and John R. Alford, called Predisposed, Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences. First I will start with their talk about City College … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Don Lemon of CNN

Dear Mr. Lemon, I was watching, when you became angry over the verdict in the “Loud Music”  trial.  When you told the story about the person questioning your right to be in your neighborhood,  you certainly had the right to … Continue reading

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Women Driving Saudi Arabia and YouTube.

The last story Erin Burnett did tonight on Out Front was about the thirty-five women, who filmed themselves on YouTube driving. Ah, you can make jokes about Saudi Arabia being safer, because there are no women drivers.  The Naughty Philosopher … Continue reading

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The George Zimmerman Trial Is Not the Center of the World by Diana Chen.

Diana Chen writes for an online magazine called PolicyMic Her contention is; why with all that is going on in the world were Americans so focused on the George Zimmerman trial. Ms Chen says we are utterly engrossed in ourselves … Continue reading

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31 arrested as BNP and anti-fascists clash in London protest

31 arrested as BNP and anti-fascists clash in London protest.   You knew this mess was coming. 😦

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Do I Look Mexican to You?

This is a bit of a profiling question.  Living in the Southwestern United States so close to our border with Mexico, I run into this. Some Mexicans automatically speak to me in Spanish.  Some are not sure.  For others, mainly … Continue reading

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The Murder of the British Soldier in London.

It’s not as though the United Kingdom has never had terrorism.  A bomb is different.  An anonymous caller calls and claims responsibility, but the casualties are impersonal. Last weeks attack was different.  The killers targeted a British soldier.  Someone who … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, The Upcoming Trial.

No, I haven’t morphed into Nancy Grace.  That niche and brand is already well covered. I’m not a legal scholar, but I want lawyers and especially my friend Tereza Eliasz-Solomon to weigh in on this. First question.  If a 911 … Continue reading

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Heroes in My Life.

I wanted to mention three of the heroes in my life. The first is my Dad.  I wouldn’t be here without him.  Ironic to be writing this on Mother’s Day; as it takes two to tango, but not what you’re … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Fold Them.

One statement I enjoy from Tim Russert‘s book, Big Russ and Me.  He was talking about his Jesuit high school in Buffalo, New York, Canisius High School.  He was talking about punishments sometimes not being fair.  Tim Russert went on … Continue reading

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