Newtown School Shooting Tragedy: The Overflowing Cauldron Is a Better Metaphor than Dominoes

Everybody should watch the Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens documentary Newtown. The appropriate responses should then be a determination to reduce violence. Is gun control part of that? Probably, but it can’t be the only part. Is widening access to quality mental health care essential? Yes, but that’s not what I’m talking about either. Continue reading

Why do white southerners commit more personal conflict murders than other white Americans?

On September 9, 2014, GRU Professor Kim Davies is scheduled to talk about the higher incidence of personal conflict murders among whites in the U.S. south than whites in other regions of the country. Her talk is based on the book Culture Of Honor: The Psychology Of Violence In The South by Richard E. Nisbett and Dov Cohen, which I reviewed at

White People Who Have Committed Political Violence Without FBI Instigation

The FBI spends a lot of time and money instigating terrorism plots among Muslims in the United States. I thought it’d be worth it to see how many terrorists kill for political reasons without the added motivation from our government.

This list is not comprehensive. Please tell me what I’ve missed in the comments. The people and events here are not listed in any specific order.

I’m actually getting tired of adding to this list. Here’s a good source.