January 6 insurrectionists see almost no penalties for terrorizing Congress and damaging the Capitol. Cozcacuauhtli faces years of incarceration for Danza Azteca in front of an ICE building.
The Big Smoke America is now six years old and has published almost 2,500 original articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 (+14 more) from 2021.
Weeks preceding National Day of Mourning brought even more examples, to pile on top of myriad others, of the inequity on which this country was built.
We’ve known for decades what works and what doesn’t to reduce violence and crime. And nothing involving police makes any positive difference.
Manchin won’t change. You can’t shame someone who has no shame, and history won’t remember if there’s no one left with enough resources to record it.
Despite drought afflicting almost the entire Western United States, elected officials do nothing to prevent the coming conflagration.
Elected officials invite voters to attend “hearings” about how they should spend taxpayers’ money, but then never listen to what their constituents say.
One only negotiates a contract if one cares whether or not anyone else signs it. Otherwise, one writes the contract to meet specific needs and others have the option of signing. Or not.
Police violence hasn’t abated despite more and more departments requiring body cameras and the Internet filled with videos of egregious police conduct.
Police reform requires starting over from the ground up. Anything less is just an adhesive bandage on a gaping, hemorrhaging, pus-filled wound.