What’s wrong with this picture? 1. Storytelling inconsistency: figure in the foreground has rolled-up sleeves and is sweating, but figure in the background is wearing a warm hoodie. 2. Safety risk: figure in the foreground is wearing a loose bracelet that could catch on a
From 2010 to 2011, the FBI Crime Clock shows a decline in the rate of crime in the United States: So what’s the FBI to do? How about turn its statistics fiery red? At some point over the next few months, the FBI will release
When I listen to people talk about the most “dangerous” places to live in Maine, the city of Lewiston constantly comes up. You wouldn’t want to live in Lewiston, people tell me. All the Somalis have made Lewiston a dangerous place to live, they say.
Under the old color-coded “Terrorism Alert” system, there was always an “elevated” risk of terrorist attack, kind of like Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average. But starting on April 7 2011 a new system was put in place in which the United
Those pretty, teeny, tiny, swirly packets of commercial detergent on the shelves in America’s grocery stores are the hottest new consumer product — and a source of peril for America’s vulnerable children. Nearly 10 people across the country have called the hotline of the National
Russ Van Arsdale of Northeast Contact is published this morning in the Bangor Daily News and the Dallas News, sharing a tip on how to make Halloween safer: Of course, there’s always a chance that something else has made its way into the treat bag.
James Delingpole sarcastically takes the New York Times to task for telling the world about Bush’s secret, illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program that spied on innocent people. His 296th Way to Drive a Liberal Crazy is: 296. Praise the Grey Lady for its principled
Consider the advice of poet Ranier Maria Rilke about how to confront danger, and ask yourself: What are your dragons, and what are the princesses they might become?
The FBI Crime Clock brings a feeling of urgency to crime statistics by declaring that in 2009, there was “One murder every 34.5 minutes” in the United States. By not figuring in the size of the population in 2009 — some 307 million people —
While we were watching the train wreck of Patriot Act passage last week, the House of Representatives quietly passed a bill that grants the President of the United States the right to engage in perpetual war. Together, these bills concentrate power in the hands of
This should be talked about more than it will be. Maryland Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate Natasha Pettigrew was killed today. She wasn’t walking her talk: she was riding it, riding her bicycle as a means of transportation. She was hit and killed