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Friday links

Now there’s a KFC romance novelTender Wings of Desire.

The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name.

Victorians Believed That a Train Ride Could Cause Instant Insanity.

What to do if you get caught in an avalanche.

Here’s the Justice Department’s guide to using psychics in police investigations.

How Much Force Could a T.Rex Bite Deliver?

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include second careers of former football players, digitizing a 6 foot tall 17th century book, a few dancing clips for Fred Astaire’s birthday, and Thomas Sowell on the fallacy of greed.

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U.S.

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Obstruction Confusions

In his Lawfare critique of one of my several columns about the purported obstruction case against President Trump, Gabriel Schoenfeld loses me — as I suspect he will lose others — when he says of himself, “I do not think I am Trump-deranged.” Gabe graciously expresses fondness for me, and the feeling is ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More
PC Culture

Kill Chic

We live in a society in which gratuitous violence is the trademark of video games, movies, and popular music. Kill this, shoot that in repugnant detail becomes a race to the visual and spoken bottom. We have gone from Sam Peckinpah’s realistic portrayal of violent death to a gory ritual of metal ripping ... Read More