Michael at 2 Millionth Web Log directs our attention to the surge in killings in American cities and a few other things…

But…as people have pointed out, as New Orleans goes, so goes the
nation. The problems that have plagued the Crescent City–problems
residents have been told are their own fault–are showing up elsewhere.

Maybe the problem ISN’T with the citizenry, but with the
government that constantly blusters about “protecting the American
people,” but never actually DOES much of anything when the chips are
down…well, never does anything except blame the victims…who just
happen to BE the American people.