Category: authority

  • Lanyard Nation

    The last time I had an ID on a lanyard was the summer of 1988, when I was working at CIA’s Office of Technical Services and had a green badge that had to be exposed at all times at work. For reasons that are perhaps obvious, I would remove the badge and lanyard when I […]

  • Chaos and the “Official Woman”

    Scott Henson (Grits For Breakfast) gives us this post describing Twila Hugley Earle’s speech to the Restorative Justice Conference in Kerrville. Earle spoke of the application (or, maybe more accurately, analogization) of chaos theory (Scott defines it as “the study of how turbulence transforms into order organically”) to criminal justice: The Newtonian worldview sees both […]