Biden’s Dark Winter

From a correspondent: I have often wondered what other people in America do and now, as the system starts to unravel, it makes some sense.  An immigrant associate from Russia was surprised at the number of stores when she first came. St. Petersburg has tiny mom-and-pop sized stores and one mall, MEGA mall outside town. (Well, […]

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Black Serial Killers, 1915-2009

[Abstract] Allan L. Branson. “African American Serial Killers: Over‐Represented Yet Underacknowledged”, in Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, February 2013. ‘Can you name an African American (black) serial killer?’ In the US, the answer is often silence. For those who can remember, it might be Wayne Williams, the so‐called ‘Atlanta child murderer’. More astute individuals could […]

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Cancel Culture 1996 (Al Gore)

[Summary of] “Al Gore and Me: How Marty Peretz Saved Me From Packing My Bags for Washington DC”, in Journal of Palestine Studies, Winter 1996. pp. 54-59. In early June 1995, Richard Marius, a senior lecturer at Harvard University and a fomer head of its expository writing program, was hired by VP Al Gore to […]

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Played Like a Cheap Banjo: Baghdad Suicide Bombings and a Note on Sleper Cells

So there was a double suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed 32 and wounded at least 100 in a major shopping area. A high ranking Iraqi general immediately said it was an Islamic State sleeper cell and that they were signalling a resurgence. There were immediate calls for more American troops, reversing Trump’s withdrawal. Would […]

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