Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Interesting collection of views on the seriously mentally ill at National Review. I thought D.J. Jaffe got to the hard question in the case of Jared Loughner: But as a relative of someone with mental illness, I know that under current law, families of the mentally ill are often powerless to do anything other than […]

And as Ben Smith at Politico is reporting, Jared Loughner left a bit of a social media trail that may give some insight into his troubled mind. The police have named a suspect in the shooting of Gabriel Giffords, Jared Loughner. A person under that name has a YouTube account that includes suggestions of anti-government political […]

I realize that the temptation is to instantly politicize the tragic shootings for political gain.  Dave Weigel at Slate tried to actually make such politicization acceptable: Nobody wants to talk politics right now. But this was an assassination or an attempted assassination; it’s inherently political. Last year, some Republican politicians used Second Amendment references (remember […]