Conspiracy Nuts’ Odd World

When a 64-year-old gambler stockpiles an arsenal and sprays bullets into a crowd of concertgoers, some people want an exotic explanation. They refuse to believe the guy just snapped. But I have to tell these folks that the world isn’t that interesting. Usually, the most ordinary explanation of tragic events is the right one. No, […]
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Slaughter of the Innocents

  While the world cowers in fear and western civilization mobilizes to destroy ISIS, another kind of terror continues unabated in America, becoming almost commonplace. Of course I’m talking about mass shootings. Another of those senseless tragedies occurred yesterday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. This time the toll was relatively modest –  three […]
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too many guns, or too many bad people?

Another 26 people murdered, 20 of them children under 8 years old.  12 girls, 8 boys, 6 women.  Place?  An elementary school.  Multiple gunshot wounds.  Over 100 shots fired from 3 guns.  Each victim shot more than once.  The murderer?  A 20 years old man who shot himself.  Cold hard statistics. Sandy Hook, the name […]
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