Stats can lie

David Simon, creator of The Wire, was on Bill Moyers journal this past week.  Before getting into the world of writing and directing television, he was a journalist in Baltimore for many years. At that job he got to watch how the police force, city government, and school system work, or perhaps we could say, […]

PRess Freedom Index 08

Hard to believe another year has gone by and it is time once again for the Reporters Without Borders PRess Freedom Index. The list itself doesn’t contain anything too shocking compared to last year, but I went looking for countries that had experienced the most change in ranking. Lebanon, having had a relatively less violent […]