A Study in Propaganda

Every time there’s a mass shooting, someone brings up Australia’s gun laws. After the Port Arthur Massacre – really Australia’s only American-caliber mass shooting1 – Australia put in some far-reaching gun restrictions and instituted an expensive buyback program, which is estimated to have reduced the number of guns in private hands in Australia by 10%.…

Black Liberty Matters TOO

One of my friends likes to tell a story about how a lesbian couple opened his eyes to the idea that gender can be a barrier even in a homosexual relationship. That point is the story, of course – he mentioned something to one member of the couple about how it must be nice not…

The Pre-Aftermath

"Results" from the Catalonian referendum are in. Der Spiegel reports: [Nach katalanischen Behörden] beteiligten sich rund 2,26 Millionen Menschen an der Abstimmung, dies entspreche 42,3 Prozent der wahlberechtigten Katalanen. 90 Prozent votierten für eine Abspaltung. ([According to Catalonian authorities] about 2.26 million people participated in the vote, accounting for 42.3% of eligible Catalonian voters. 90%…