To me, it seemed so obvious. If you enable racism, that is a racially violent act. How could this be about anything else? And so we went round and round in circles. That’s when it hit me. I’d had this conversation in the classroom, teaching the causes of the American Civil War. This isn’t post-war Germany. We’re in the antebellum U.S.
Today is everyone’s favorite phony holiday: Columbus Day! This is a controversial one because not everyone thinks Columbus is rad enough to have an entire Macy’s coupon dedicated to him. The Scold weighs in.
I have no desire to revive the middle ages. I am not a Columbo, Bauer, or Mason. I am a weak, conflict-averse coward and I will call a cop if someone steals my pig. But the middle ages can help us think about law enforcement and what we want from it.
On July 1, 2016 I moved back to my hometown, Portland, Oregon. On September 1, 2016, I became an Unemployed Person or, as I have taken to calling it, a Freelance Writer. Both of these events have got me thinking a lot about weed.