Lovesick over Charles Manson. Really?

Wed­ding bells are about to ring for con­victed mul­tiple mur­derer Charles Manson, arguably America’s most noto­rious of his ilk. Of course, Manson, the pied piper of the 1960s hippie movement, […]

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A soothsayer for the digital age

Of course, pre­dic­tion is a proven hazard. Just ask the weath­erman, or seis­mol­o­gists or, for that matter, eco­nomic fore­casters, whose reams of data and super­com­puters don’t seem to help much. […]

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Active shooter’ incidents on the rise

The FBI study defined “active shooters” as a person or people “actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people” in a “pop­u­lated area.” That is dif­ferent from mass shooting […]

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Sandy Hook no reason to scare kids to death: Column

With summer drawing to a close, chil­dren across America are engaged in age-​​​​old back-​​​​to-​​​​school rit­uals. For many, the start of school also involves some­thing newer — active shooter drills, possibly […]

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Sex assault surveys not the answer: Column

Dozens of col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties are reeling after having been cited by the Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment for their appar­ently lax response to alle­ga­tions of sexual assault. Mean­while, Con­gress and the White […]

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