Chasing Shadows

In the wake of Dr. Tiller’s murder by an anti-abortion activist, finger pointing has started in another horrible crime: today’s shootings at DC’s Holocaust Museum.  Given my attribution of Tiller’s murder partly due to hatred spewed from the right, I need to set a couple things...

Suspect Roeder’s rightwing credentials

Scott Roeder, the suspect Kansas police arrested in connection with Dr. Tiller’s assassination, has had his pst explored since his identity was revealed a couple of days ago.  Bloggers found Roeder’s rantings, comparing Tiller to Hitler, on an anti-Tiller website — and the LA Times devels...

On Murder and a Culture of Hate

On February 23rd this year, commenting on a Glenn Beck show segment which discussed armed civil conflict due to Obama’s election victory, I asked: “One wonders how far they’ll tank political discourse before somebody gets f—–g killed.” In a comment to this post, Macswain...