Throwing out the baby with the bathwater

Wednesday. The sun struggles up another beautiful day.

Brazil is teetering.

Adrian Walker tamps down the rhetoric on defunding the police in Boston. It’s actually more about reallocating some money out of the police budget and into community development than defunding the police. But here in Boston, money in the police budget is already being applied to community efforts. Why put money from the police budget into community development? Because initiatives like the Youth Development Fund are long-term crime prevention and they link the police with community development, which helps to bolster police legitimacy, an important ingredient for a healthy self-governing society. In the heat of the moment we shouldn’t rush to eliminate a strategic civic model that works. We should, instead, enhance and reinforce it.

Wow, that is one clean subway train.

Young Kennedy is getting schooled by old man Markey in this season’s least watched reality show. Scott Lehigh covers the senatorial debates. Michael Jonas weighs in as well.

And in China, it’s raining men. They’re coming out of the woodwork. So there’s a proposal afoot to allow each woman to have two husbands.

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