Seems obvious personal protection is the answer in un-civil neighborhoods, or where civil society is decreasing. Police should hand out weapons and training in the first case, and offer to store them when the need decreases. As they say, they can't be everywhere, all the time (unless we all want to live in a nursery). » 10/09/14 3:16pm 10/09/14 3:16pm

These are Federal orders. What's more interesting are those issued by states (where 95% of all laws are made and enforced, and court actions and convictions occur). If I recall correctly, more than half the states have made wiretaps inadmissible in state court proceedings. If I could change the rules, since our… » 7/14/14 2:01pm 7/14/14 2:01pm

A single nuke could take out downtown Manhattan but the country would easily survive - and perhaps even recover stronger once those businesses were forced to decentralize and/or regulation-suppressed competitors took their place. A similar sized single device configured to create an EMP blast in near-space could stop… » 12/12/11 10:10pm 12/12/11 10:10pm

Unions are not the problem, they are a side issue. Maurice McTigue, a retired Cabinet Minister in New Zealand observes how they fixed their schools by putting the parents and teachers in charge, w/ the money following a student. And (back then, perhaps even now) you can't work for a company or a government institution… » 2/20/07 11:00pm 2/20/07 11:00pm