Your Ordinary World 20 Oct 2018 with links to stories from England, Australia, India, Mexico and the anniversary of Yorktown.
Being a mayor in Mexico comes with significant health risks.
The US, Canada, and Mexico!
Mexico has many problems, but they shouldn’t stop you from visiting one of its jewels.
The Chair of Citizens United teams up with conservative news sites to offer Republican senior citizens the right-wing version of the Nigerian prince scam.
The perverse nature of our ‘War’ on Drugs was never more evident than in this Wall Street Journal article. A few choice quotes:
After reading this article, it seems as if legalization is the only solution to Mexico’s drug problem. Countries without strong independent judiciaries and relatively non-corrupt public institutions don’t have the luxury of outlawing drugs.
…everything is scarier, more urgent. Like this swine flu epidemic. I’m really nervous about this, especially living in Arizona. Roque – keep healthy down in Mexico, man…. (you are in Mexico, right?)
While I’m largely of the same mind as Freddie on the subject of drug legalization, which may indeed be the best way to defeat the cartels and avoid the sort of civil war (a la Anbar Awakening) that Chris warns of, I do have some concerns about the implementation. Freddie’s concern over the militarization of…
C. Augustin Dierkes post on the Mexican drug war to me highlighted one of the many downsides to the drug war, one which happens to be among the more distressing changes in American life from the past century: the increasing use of the American military in civilian contexts and settings. The point of using the…
My namesake, the great detective C. Auguste Dupin, who was himself an extraordinary gentlemen (I a member of the ordinary type) deployed a process termed “ratiocination”. It involved among other things Dupin’s remarkable ability to enter into the mind of the criminal he was investigating. To imagine the world from the perspective of the criminal.…