Assume Every Child Has PTSD These Days Until Proven Otherwise
Chaos in John Roberts’s Court
Dobbs Decision Punctures the Supreme Court’s Sacred Mythology
The 1883 Civil Rights Cases, the 14th Amendment, and Jim Crow New York?
Gov. Ron DeSantis begins recruiting for his own Florida army
How Diversity Became a Bad Word at One State’s Public Colleges
How Milton Friedman Fought Segregation through the American Economic Association
I miss our old futurists
New York’s Redistricting Chaos Is Part of Andrew Cuomo’s Legacy
Rocks: John Oliver
It’s Time to Bring Back the AIM Away Message
Measure Twice, Cut Once by Norm Abram
City Lights was the greatest film ever made
Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac, and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable
THR Tony Nominees Roundtable: Hugh Jackman, Ruth Negga, Jesse Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, and Sam Rockwell on Broadway in the Time of COVID
Now I Know: The Town That Keeps Tooting Its Own Horn and Here’s Something About Gary and I Guess You Could Say He Was Too Sharp and When North Dakota (Briefly) Tried to Secede From the United States and
How to Turn Donuts into Dough?
Four days in the Finger Lakes
The Crooked Forest: A Mystery Worth Exploring
A backyard train layout
America’s guns have changed in my lifetime. “Comparing the United States to other countries is one of the most powerful arguments for gun control. Recurring mass shootings are a problem unique to the US, requiring an equally unique explanation. Other industrialized countries also have… all the other factors NRA-sponsored politicians and pundits raise to divert attention from guns. “
Cruz’s suggestion of one door entrance to schools for safety is problematic. But having one EXIT to a building is a fire hazard. (See any number of factory and nightclub infernos.)
Cruz says, if we limit guns, it wouldn’t have changed the outcome in Uvalde or Buffalo and that we need to do more about mental health. What if we raised the age to 21 to buy these AK-15-type weapons? 18 y.o.’s brains are not developed. The shooters in Uvalde, Buffalo, Newtown, and too many others were under 21. New York State just passed such a law.
If banning them outright seems like too extreme a solution to be politically palatable – and the US even banned at least some assault weapons for ten years, from 1994 to 2004 – here’s another option: Reclassify semi-automatic rifles as Class 3 firearms. Still, The AR-15 Has No Business Being in the Hands of Civilians.
These weapons exist for exactly one reason — to kill multiple people as quickly and violently as possible. 60 Minutes reran a story about high-velocity guns such as the AR-15. Its use in the Uvalde, TX school massacre is why families needed to offer up their DNA and why one girl was identified only by her green sneakers.
Hit the fan
Yet the Congressional talks appear to be unserious, as though mass shootings are just “Something We Have to Accept”
Do we need an Emmett Till moment, or more likely, a variation on it?
What drives mass shooters? Grievance, despair, and anger are more likely triggers than mental health, experts say.
“Mass shooters’ desire for death and destruction, experts have found, stems from a variety of circumstances and is rooted in an entrenched grievance, despair, and anger, regardless of whether they experience symptoms of mental illness.”
School Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. NOT the end-all
Returning Waves by Mieczysław Karłowicz.
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan (2022 Remake)
Le boeuf sur le toi by French composer Darius Milhaud.
Oye Como Va ft. Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, and Becky G
Beethoven-Liszt Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 (Sheet Music) (Piano Reduction)
The Kids Are Alright – MonaLisa Twins
Jungle Boogie – Muppets
Forty years of Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
Themes from the Flintstones TV show with Lego stop motion animation
A Chinese reed instrument called the Sheng
Pink Glasses – Randy Rainbow
Love theme Splash by Lee Holdridge