Randall G. Holcombe
| Friday January 21, 2011 at 7:51 AM PST
After the shooting that killed six and wounded at least a dozen people, including Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, I blogged about the accusations that extreme political rhetoric was to blame for the shooting. In passing I also remarked “...that news accounts are calling Loughner a ‘suspect’ in the shooting, when after the shooting people took...
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Tags: Arizona shootings, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Criminal Justice, Culture, Gabrielle Giffords, guilty, gunman, innocent until proven guilty, Law, Loughner, Media, person of interest, Personal Liberty, presumed innocence, Propaganda, Terrorism, Urban Issues, Weapons
| Tuesday January 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM PST
According to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and other Kennedy-friendly biographers, the young president was a victim of the political atmosphere, not Marxist Lee Harvey Oswald. Conservative criticism of Kennedy led a disturbed young man (Oswald) to kill Kennedy and The Dream. Man, this is an old left-liberal script: Go straight to Schlesinger’s A Thousand Days:...
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Tags: American History, Arizona shootings, Arthur Schlesinger, Civil Society, Conservatism, Culture, Jared Lee Loughner, JFK, Jr., Kennedy assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, left-liberals, liberal establishment, Liberalism, Media, Morality, paranoia, Paranoid Style in Politics, Propaganda, Richard Hofstadter, Tea Party, Terrorism