Writing Archive

Gun Restrictions Correlate Little to Crime Levels

The SCOTUS ruling today that the 2nd Amendment trumps the prerogatives of state and local governments answers a constitutional question, but the debate over guns in the court of public opinion will surely rage on.  That debate can be boiled down to whether guns encourage or prevent crime. The folks at FortiusOne crunched the data […]


Obama, Sotomayor and the Urbanism of the Federal Government

Chris Murray at the interesting demographics/politics blog Election Dissection and Burt Solomon, writing in the Post, are just two of the commentators who have taken a look at how SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor‘s experience growing up in the rough-and-tumble housing projects in The Bronx’s Soundview neighborhood shape her outlook on life and consequently her interpretation […]