Weekend Edition: 5-31

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Cannonball (“Mary’s Christmas present had been a trip to a famous Bay Area clinic where world-renowned doctors take pictures of people’s brains, and then tell them, very nicely, how fucked-up they are.”)
  • How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment (“From 1888, when law review articles first were indexed, through 1959, every single one on the Second Amendment concluded it did not guarantee an individual right to a gun. The first to argue otherwise … appeared in 1960 [and] began by citing an article in the NRA’s American Rifleman magazine[.]”)
  • There is no catastrophe so ghastly that America will reform its gun laws (“Look, we’ve collectively decided, as a country, that the occasional massacre is okay with us. It’s the price we’re willing to pay for our precious Second Amendment freedoms. We’re content to forfeit the lives of a few dozen schoolkids a year as long as we get to keep our guns.”)

Lawsuit of the Week

Most Obvious Research Result of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

I know that I am what I am. But I am not sure what I am.

Mason Cooley, City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection

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