Some of us might like to think that a world where kids kill other kids is purely fictional, but it actually happens fairly often. Case in point: Chicago, Illinois.
Last week, a new show called “Satisfaction” debuted on the USA network. The show takes a look at post-modern American marriage, seemingly tainting the idea of monogamous relationships. The show promotes the idea of spouses looking to extramarital partners to fulfill their desires. In my opinion, “Satisfaction” is sending the absolute WRONG message on how to deal with marital problems.
Fayetteville mayor Nat Robertson recently proposed a citywide curfew for children under 16, and a ban on loitering around schools. The intent of these policies is to decrease drug and gang activity around schools and among kids in general. Theoretically, forbidding kids from being on the streets at night would help keep them away from the wrong people and out of trouble.
Three weeks ago, North Carolina lawmakers passed a budget proposal that essentially gambles on gambling.
According to this article in IndyWeek, state lawmakers approved a budget plan that doubles lottery ticket advertising in hopes of increasing ticket sales and providing enough sales revenue to fund a five percent teacher pay raise. The budget doesn’t account for the possibility of not enough tickets selling to meet this goal. Continue reading