The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.
Experts say most killers in mass shootings are motivated by ideology or grievance rather than mental illness.
In the New York Times, Comp Lit professor John McWhorter is all like, When we Americans overuse the word 'like', we are totally civilized because the word implies hesitancy, and therefore, politeness. But I'm like, No. Hesitancy is hesitancy, not politeness. I'm like, I totally agree with Ted Gup that reliance on the word 'like' … Continue reading We are, like, totally civilized
Jeremy Regner wrote a recap of "Two Swords" (the first episode of season four of Game of Thrones) for the New York Times. Now the Mother of Dragons (Emilia Clarke) is angry, and her untamable offspring are getting surly and massive. (Not sure if Westeros cows graze on pure H.G.H. or what, but that was … Continue reading Reviewing the Reviewer
"...When the person we decided was going to fix it all isn't able to change much, it's not just that we get blue but also that we give up. We mistake the errors of our own overblown estimations for broken promises. And instead of learning, reasonably, that one person can't do everything, we persuade ourselves … Continue reading Movements, Not Just Messiahs