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You Need 5 for BINGO

As the Death Race feature nears its end the numbers continue to show that most people not involved in gangs, drugs, or relationships with violent people have much more to fear from being on the road than being on the street. There was a spectacular example this week of just why it is that most…

Moral Gentrification

It might be funny if it weren’t so tragic, but I remember honestly believing that the events of September 11th would awaken Americans to the idiocy of militarism. I saw the world, I still see the world, through a prism in which war is genuinely a last resort and is almost always a horrible idea.…

Springfield Rising

Not quite a year ago I wrote a post which went viral, it garnered over 2,000 reads at RationalUrbanism and, apparently, was discussed in the halls of power as it were. The overall theme was that we were not Boston, we were not the reason Massachusetts continued to look so healthy statistically and that, in…

PARCC

I’ve had a little push back from time to time on the claims I’ve made about urban schools. I’ve acknowledged that data on the few middle class and even wealthy kids who attend poor urban schools is limited and can almost always only be teased out from the much greater focus given to analyzing and…