Sometimes I try to summarize shocking news stories that have too many details.
Today, I read one that has almost none.
Pennsylvania police issued a brief press release saying a 17-year-old blackmailed his mother into having sex. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon.
The son is considered a crime victim, police say.
Police have not said what the son was using as blackmail, but what could he have threatened his mother with that was …
When the AJC broke the Atlanta Public Schools cheating story, I told a colleague I’d be surprised if traditional public schools exist in 30 years.
I said that because:
Advances in teaching technology will make it possible for kids, even poor ones, to learn from home or a nearby community center
Public school transportation costs are huge
Public school facility costs are huge
Many public schools are not the kind of place the parents that …
If you are poor, your chances of going to prison for 40 years for something you didn’t do are higher than if you have a job and can afford to hire a lawyer who …
All three regular readers of this column know I usually write about breaking news, but today some rare happened — I ran across something I didn’t know.
In Ohio, drivers convicted of DUI are issued “Scarlet …
Mother’s Day is a great time for pranks. For example, as a young man, I thought mom might enjoy raising a puppy I was offered for free.
It’s not really the thought that counts.
The puppy turned …