The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Women’s Violence Against Women

We must stop violence against women: A Georgia mom allegedly shot and killed her estranged daughter-in-law after her son accused his wife of having an affair with a high school sweetheart, court records showed. Elizabeth Wall, 63, was charged with murder Thursday after she fatally shot 35-year-old Jenna Wall, a beloved Cobb County kindergarten teacher […]

New York Nazis? I Hate New York Nazis!

A famous line from The Blues Brothers came to mind when I read a story about the Perkowski family of Long Island: When the Perkowski family moved into an abandoned home on a quiet Long Island street, their elderly neighbor’s son repeatedly warned them, “The cops are coming. The cops are coming.” And at sunrise […]

Shorter @AmandaMarcotte: ‘Masculinity Killed Those Gay People in Orlando’

“The horror story of Orlando lays bare what damage that this kind of dominance-oriented masculinity does to our society . . . It’s a stark reminder of why we, as a country, need to get past the politics of tough guy posturing and move towards a more thoughtful, inclusive society.” — Amanda Marcotte, June 13, […]

Extenuating Circumstances? No Mercy!

Oakland, California, Police Chief Sean Whent resigned last week “after a sex scandal that began in his department spread to four other cities, with least 24 officers revealed to have slept with the same prostitute — some of them when she was just 16”: The woman, who goes by the name of ‘Celeste Guap’, said […]

Was James Wesley Howell Planning a Terrorist Attack on L.A. Gay Pride Parade?

  In the aftermath of the massacre in Orlando, there has been widespread interest in an arrest today in Santa Monica, California: An Indiana man armed with assault rifles and explosive chemicals told authorities in Southern California he wanted to harm a gay pride event in the area, police confirmed Sunday. James Wesley Howell, 20, […]

Omar Mateen: Muslim Commits Murder Rampage at Orlando Gay Nightclub

  This morning, the TV was on the local NBC affiliate — my wife is having a yard sale and wanted to check the weather — and the report was that about 20 people had been killed when a man armed with an assault rifle attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando. However, NBC said nothing […]

‘The Wounded Antelope of the Herd’

Her blood-alcohol content was three times the legal driving limit, except she wasn’t driving. She had attended a fraternity party: I had nothing better to do, so why not, there’s a dumb party ten minutes from my house, I would go, dance like a fool, and embarrass my younger sister. On the way there, I […]

Lesbian Couple Convicted of Murder in Torture Death of Two-Year-Old Boy

  Last month we reported on the Liam Fee case in Scotland, where a lesbian couple were charged with murdering a 2-year-old boy that one of the women had from a previous relationship with a man, and then trying to blame the toddler’s death on another boy the couple allegedly had abused. The case involves […]

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