Browsing All posts tagged under »Horrible things«

Anders Behring Breivik and Capital Punishment

July 26, 2011


Now that the smoke has cleared and we know that Friday’s attacks in Norway were committed by a Norwegian ultra-nationalist, the inevitable excited discussions about his punishment have begun. The first thing to note here is that this question, while it is certainly being asked in workplace lunchrooms all over the Western world, is the exclusive […]

The Oslo Attacks are Not an Excuse for Bragging

July 23, 2011


I know it’s tempting. When the news from Oslo started to arrive, many on the right tripped over themselves to be the first one to blame Islam for the attacks. Before the smoke had even cleared, guests on Sun News were blaming the attacks on Obama’s passivity in the face of radical Islam, and south […]