Terrorism fears, terrorism hysteria, terrorism facts.

Summary: Again terrorism dominates the headlines. How serious is the threat to Europe? To the US? The numbers tell the story. They also reveal something important about America. "I once asked a guy at [the National Institutes of Health] how much we should spend on preventing a disease that kills 6 per year, and he … Continue reading Terrorism fears, terrorism hysteria, terrorism facts.

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America’s war of the sexes gets worse. Here’s why.

Summary: Sunday's post described one front in the newly intensified war between the sexes. Today's speculates about its causes. You will find nothing surprising here, except for the conclusions. While obvious, I suspect you'll find them both new and disturbing (trigger warning!). The previous post in this series was A brief guide to the new war of … Continue reading America’s war of the sexes gets worse. Here’s why.

Will the Seth Rich murder story leap from fake news to real news?

Who killed Seth Rich?

Summary: The right (or alt-right) is abuzz with rumors about the Democratic Party's murder of Seth Rich. It's as big as the news about Obama's fake birth certificate! Will this story leap from fake news to real news? A colorful character from the fringes of the internet industry promises to make it happen on Tuesday. … Continue reading Will the Seth Rich murder story leap from fake news to real news?