For Some, Amtrak and America on the Wrong Track

(Philadelphia, PA — May 13, 2015) – A “horrific scene” greeted investigators and emergency personnel today as they combed through the wreckage of last night’s Amtrak derailment. Over 200 passengers and crew were injured, and at least seven died as the train – running from Washington, DC to New York – derailed around 9:30pm last…

Baltimore Burning

(Baltimore, MD — April 28, 2015) – Baltimore yesterday endured its worst episode of rioting since 1968, leading Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) to call out the National Guard as property damage and injuries mounted. This seems to be the latest take on “Mourning in America.” As the crowd dispersed from the funeral of Freddie Gray…

Excuse Me? “Free” Federal Holiday Met with Calls to Impeach Obama

(Washington, DC) – In the spirit of the holiday season, President Obama (D-IL/Kenya) has made December 26, 2014, a Federal holiday by excusing most Federal employees from work. Predictably, Obama’s critics didn’t react to the announcement with cheer. The holiday, announced by Executive Order on Friday, gives non-essential Federal government employees a four-day weekend; Christmas…

Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson a Regular Riot

Ferguson, MO – Officials in Ferguson appealed for calm. Officials in Ferguson appealed for non-violent protests. Officials in Ferguson appealed for peace. Officials in Ferguson appealed for understanding. Instead, they got rioting. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. He was…

Apologies All Around in Ferguson

(Ferguson, MO) – Police Chief Thomas Jackson, of Ferguson, issued a heartfelt, videotaped apology to the parents of slain teen Michael Brown. He then issued an apology for the apology. On August 9, white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Brown, an African-American. The aftermath? Twelve days of rioting, looting, arrests, investigations,…

Cheers Turn to Jeers in New Orleans Regarding Michael Brown

(New Orleans, LA) – When residents of New Orleans heard about the shooting of Michael Brown, they initially felt it was a cause for celebration. After all, this was “Brownie” – the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who served during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This was “Brownie” – the man who…