FROM Jim Dear
Should Bullying Be a Crime? The City of Carson is on its way to enacting a law against bullying. It defines the new misdemeanor crime as causing anyone under the age of 25 to feel "terrorized, frightened intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested, and which serves no legitimate purpose." Hateful texting or emails are included. Will it work?
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.