Column: Calculating Killer Statistics

Samuel Clemens (aka, Mark Twain) famously joked that there were three kinds of untruths: lies, damned lies, and statistics. He was not the first to suggest this, but his aphorism was widely circulated in America and was widely adopted as somewhat accurate, even if it was said facetiously. Continue reading “Column: Calculating Killer Statistics”

Column: Lacking Conscience or Courage, What Toll?

My son, Tucker, appeared at the door of the bedroom where I’d snuggled him in for a nap but minutes before. He was three years old, and we were visiting a friend for the day. Clearly unnerved, he said, “There’s a gun in there.”

I scooped him up and entered the room. A rifle was Continue reading “Column: Lacking Conscience or Courage, What Toll?”