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Murder Rates Up! Or just up?

Rhetoric in an election season is of course filled with exaggeration, but it is not just the candidates who engage in hyperbole.  The article, Murder Rates Rose in a Quarter of the Nation’s 100 Largest Cities, uses  FBI crime data to explore whether the real increase in homicides in our nation’s largest cities was indeed … Continue reading

Recurring Flooding

In 2012 the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill to study sea level rise, but only if the phrase “sea level rise” was replaced with “recurrent flooding”.   Four years later, with sea levels still rising, Virginia was happy to accept $100 million from the Federal Government to help safeguard Norfolk, VA from recurrent flooding.  The … Continue reading