For years now, there have been people who don’t like the fact that immigrants from Somalia have settled in Lewiston, Maine. Some of the people who don’t like Somalis have been claiming that since the arrival of Somali immigrants in Lewiston in 2001, the crime rate has gone up.
But this is just not true. […]
Consider the State of Ohio’s Department Job and Family Services record of the pattern of resettlement of Somali refugees from 1999 to 2011. Consider it in the context of Uniform Crime Reports data for Columbus, Ohio, the city with the second-largest influx of Somali immigrants in the nation:
Now consider those trends in comparison […]
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 States Government would put away its general colors and instead […]
Americans Elect says it’s got the technical know-how needed to run the nation’s first-ever online presidential election safely, securely and verifiably, pulling it all off in just six months’ time.
Americans Elect filed with the IRS for an extension on filing its Form 990 as a 501c4 corporation earlier this year, explaining that despite its […]
A letter-writer responds to someone who suggests cutting the military budget to better satisfy “domestic needs”:
Personally, I have a domestic need, as most other people do, to feel safe within my own country, unafraid of attack from without – and filling that need is not without cost.
Too right that is. According to the […]
“Senator Obama will tell you, as the extreme environmentalists do, that it has to be safe.” — John McCain, referring to nuclear power during the October 15, 2008 debate
Safety, schmafety. I mean, that’s so extreme.
[Uptight legal disclaimer: I am not by explaining my experience suggesting that you, yes you, little Timmy, smoke salvia. Surely, if you do it, then your head will explode. Besides, if you really are little, Timmy, it will make your ‘nads shrink. Seriously, people who behave recklessly with salvia around have gotten hurt. So you […]