Pointed and mired

Mark B. Melter (Gonzaga): The Kids Are Alright; It's the Grown-Ups Who Scare Me: A Comparative Look at Mass Shootings in the United States and Australia. Now that the election is over, it's time for liberals to start worrying about Obama's misdeeds again. From FT, John McDermott goes to lunch with Tyler Cowen: The “infovore” and author of An Economist Gets Lunch explains his sure-fire way of hunting down cheap, tasty food. Patrick McGuire on how cowards are blackmailing young women to death on the Internet. From "Operation Wetback" to Newtown: Mak Ames traces the hick fascism of the NRA. The targeted slurs of the everyday media against socialism — often via history — are commonplace but rarely are they as pointed and mired in historical distortions as those advanced in the recent BBC series Andrew Marr’s History of the World. From Wired, a look at the 15 Most Dangerous People in the World (and more). Facebook and Google know that we value conformity more than our privacy: Laurie Penny reviews Julian Assange's Cypherpunks. The curtains are closing on the Julian Assange Show. Must every tragedy be a lesson? Consider Jesus, says Barnabas Piper.