School Fear, Royal Wedding Joy

Good Morning Texas

By Harry M. Covert

The bulletin crawled across the bottom of the screen early in the morning. Alerts were immediate on my iPhone. Reports of a Texas high school shooting. No information available at that moment.

Uh oh! Immediately thoughts and prayers were liftced. I knew what was coming. At the early hour no facts leaked. Moments later the Associated Press noted a young coed was shot in the leg. Nothing else.

Most certainly the news subject was set for the day. I had planned to wax a bit eloquent here about Saturday’s Royal Marriage. I’ve visited Windsor Castle several times in recent years and figured I could describe walking through St.… Read More

THE ADMIRAL MIKE BOORDA STORY

The Sad Failure of Jon Meacham and Company

‘The technological society is a system of domination.’

C. Wright Mills, “The Sociological Imagination”

By LADSON F. MILLS III

America is a technological society with domination having become it’s defining characteristic. We no longer attempt to convince but eradicate those with whom we disagree.

Sinclair Broadcast Group recently found itself under fire for a decision to direct its local affiliates to issue a statement concerning fake news bias; especially in social media. Sinclair’s statement made it clear their intent to concentrate less on editorializing and more on reporting.

             Admiral Mike Boorda

One might safely conclude that such a move would be overwhelmingly welcomed especially by a professional journalist.… Read More

THE SAD AND SORDID AFFAIR

Is it Really Russia, Mr. Mueller?

By Ladson F. Mills III

The moral attitudes of dominant and privileged groups
are characterized by universal self-deception and hypocrisy.’
— Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society

A nation that embraces insanity as its defining ideology is a nation descending into chaos. There is nothing more indicative of this emerging insanity than what has erupted since the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The primary purpose appears to be a dirt-digging expedition for any evidence that would link President Trump to an impeachable offense.… Read More

Crimes & Murders; Pusillanimous Politicians; Pardon to Senate?

Charm City Can’t Curb Violence,
Sacks Police Commissioner

By Harry M. Covert

It’s no laughing matter, but Baltimore’s latest police commissioner has been sacked. The reason was a bit surprising. He didn’t reduce violent crimes, which last year included 343 murders. The per capita record for Charm City.

In my experience around law enforcement and criminal courts of many years, no police chief or any other of similar title, has ever been able to halt shootings, stabbings, garrotings, or any other forms of crime.

Even sheriffs, jailers, wardens, and other forms of correctional types, are unable to halt crimes. This is not a shallow thought.… Read More