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Or something. From The Boston Herald: A purported firearms instructor for the National Rifle Association pulled a handgun on a pizza deliveryman and ordered him to, “Stay out of my neighborhood” after objecting to the frightened pie guy’s driving style, Boston police said…. Robert Michael MacCormack, 32, of West Roxbury, whose occupation on his arrest…

Whenever some right-wing associated nut shoots someone, we always hear it described as the actions of a ‘lone wolf.’ Well, if that’s the case then them wolves have formed themselves a pack: – July 2008: A gunman named Jim David Adkisson, agitated at how “liberals” are “destroying America,” walks into a Unitarian Church and opens…

Like Atrios, DeLong, and The Krugman, I’m old enough to remember when nine to ten percent unemployment was not only an economic disaster, but also viewed as an ethical and societal one. With that, I first bring you some ethics by way of the Slacktivist: I’m not an economist, but we’ve got five applicants for…

More on the Public Garden’s Swan Wars

Last week, I described how the pair of swans living on Boston’s Public Garden’s Lagoon* have a predilection for attacking ducklings. Last night, the swans were at it again. But last night, this took a very sinister turn: I think Juliet got a duckling. I could have counted wrong, but I think the Lagoon now…

If you’re wondering who Arthur Frommer is, he’s the chief author of Frommer’s Travel Guides, which can be found at virtually every U.S. bookstore. So when Frommer argues that people should reconsider visiting Arizona, that’s not definitely good for Arizona’s tourism sector. But Frommer’s reasons are…interesting (italics mine):