Twelve years ago today, as I drove home from a medical appointment, the local NPR station on the radio, the first live report of a mass shooting in the Safeway parking lot in northwest Tucson came on.
I guess it’s to be expected that 4th of July parades and gatherings are turning into mass shooting events, as they did yesterday in Chicago and Philadelphia.
Saturday afternoon, a U-Haul truck carrying 31 masked and uniformed members of the Patriot Front was stopped in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The thugs in the back of the truck were on their way to a Pride event at a local park, where they clearly intended to bust heads.
If you’re hoping somebody in authority is finally going to do something, you’ve been watching too many West Wing reruns.
Wasn’t OSHA supposed to put out COVID-19 guidance for employers back in April or something? Looks like President Biden finally forced the agency’s hand. Good. More leadership, please.
Can there be anything more courageous and self-sacrificing right now than guarding the perimeter of the airport in Kabul?
How would history judge us, though, if we used military jets against our own people, flying low and fast over crowds of civilian protesters in order to confuse and disperse them?
Where am I going with all this? Not where you might think.