Powder attack on anti-abortionists

Powder attack on anti-abortionists

A police officer in Portland, Oregon, is reportedly being investigated for failing to protect a bunch of anti-abortionists who were targeted by a man carrying a canister of a cleansing product called Comet. The Comet attack, according to this report, was was carried out earlier this month against a chanting group of Christians outside of […]


Reason not the need

Shakespeare was interested in the ways people are horrible to each other, often not through malice or cruelty but just by pursuing their own ends without worrying about the consequences for other people. Who among us never does that? Macbeth didn’t hate Duncan or wish him harm, he simply wanted what Duncan had, and the […]

From the archive

When Bob Hutton comes calling

THIS being a quiet Saturday evening, I thought I’d address the problem of the Internet Troll,  best described by the creator of Flayme.com thus: I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful. Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just […]