Homeschool Parents Tasered and Pepper-Sprayed Over “Messy” House

The homeschool parents are suing over how they were treated. This Missouri couple homeschools their three kids. A social worker had visited their house once and then ordered an investigation into the family because of a “messy” house. The family had complied with the social worker’s first visit and inspection, but they objected the second time, at which point the social worker got the Missouri Sheriff’s Department involved. The police ended up pepper-spraying and tasering the parents, Read more […]

When Did Tennessee Go Thug?

One of my favorite episodes of the old Star Trek (the original series in the late sixties) was Mirror, Mirror, in which Captain Kirk and a few other crew members have an accident in the transporter and materialize in a parallel universe where the Enterprise is a warship for an evil empire. Spock wears a goatee and the crew gains promotions by assassinating their superiors. It is a nightmare version of reality. That story has always struck me as a powerful metaphor for how our country has changed Read more […]