by | Aug 4, 2019

Washington President Donald Trump crowed Friday when a Swedish judge released New York rapper A$AP Rocky from custody pending the judge’s verdict on an assault charge. The verdict will be announced on August 14. “A$AP Rocky released from prison and…

by | Jul 18, 2019

That former California Attorney General Kamala Harris is surging in the Democratic presidential polls tells us one not very surprising thing: Democrats are situational when it comes to concerns about “authoritarianism.” A few progressive writers have pointed it out, but most…

by | Jun 7, 2019

In March, Arizona’s prison system decided to ban the 2017 book Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler, a professor at Georgetown University. It is about racial inequalities in the criminal justice system that argued, among other things, for the…

by | Mar 8, 2018

Sacramento Attorney General Jeff Sessions places so much trust in the noble motives of government bureaucrats that he wants them to protect their powers to take your cars, cash, homes, and other property simply on their say-so. Cops don’t need…

by | May 31, 2017

The mug shot of Tiger Woods taken after his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI is a shocking reflection of the “bad Karma” that has relentlessly stalked his life since the sex scandal and resulting divorce that sent him reeling….

by | Nov 22, 2016

People who call themselves “progressives” claim to be forward-looking, but a remarkable amount of the things they say and do are based on looking backward. One of the maddening aspects of the thinking, or non-thinking, on the political left is…

by | Nov 8, 2016

Wednesday, one of my closest friends was sentenced to two years in prison. He had pled guilty to squandering his investors’ money on himself and his girlfriend. Before the sentence was pronounced, he made a statement to the court admitting…

by | Nov 8, 2016

When San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced that he would not defend the city in a federal lawsuit challenging state bail laws, he said, “Keeping people locked up for no reason other than they can’t afford to post bail…

by | Sep 1, 2016

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal drug offenders. In his first term, Obama endured the sting of critics like me who called him one of the stingiest modern presidents when it comes to the…

by | Aug 16, 2016

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Karen de Sa it was “positively medieval” for District Attorney George Gascon’s office to charge LaSonya Wells for kidnapping after she and two men stole Supervisor Scott Wiener’s iPhone…

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