The Unabomber Pleaded 'Guilty' 16 Years Ago Today
January 22, 2014

Was the Unabomber a madman or a narcissist?

Copycat Suicides Are Real. Are Copycat School Shootings?
December 13, 2013

According to early reports, a student in Colorado opened fire in his high school today, injuring two people before killing himself.

Mexico's Radioactive-Material Thieves Are Probably Dying Right Now, In Exactly This Way
December 05, 2013

The gruesome details of the thieves' likely death.

There's a $100 Million Bitcoin Heist Going Down Right Now
And you can watch in real time
December 03, 2013

Someone stole $100 million from bitcoin users, and now they're chasing the thief across the internet.

A Young Lee Harvey Oswald's Brief, Troubled Life in New York City
November 10, 2013

It was a happy moment when twelve-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald and his half-brother, John Edward Pic, met up in the streets of New York in 1952.

Death Penalty Support vs. Violent Crime: Two Graphs With Very Similar Arcs
October 30, 2013

Gallup released a poll Tuesday showing that 60 percent of Americans favor capital punishment—the lowest rate in nearly 40 years.

Maryville, Missouri Is a Lawless Hellhole
And other things you can't say about small towns
October 23, 2013

Small-towners are allowed to dis big cities, but not vice versa. The Maryville rape case should change that.

My Lingering Disquiet Over the Capitol Hill Shooting
October 04, 2013

It all came and went so quickly—panicked reports of a shooting outside the Capitol, a lockdown (Kansas Republican Sen.

Only the Capitol Shooting Could Bring LGBT Activists and a Kansas Senator Together
October 03, 2013

“Lockdown during the shutdown—what’s the next ‘down’ to happen?” an Orrin Hatch staffer joked after the Hill lockdown was lifted. “Break-it-down?”

Navy Yard Shooting: “After a while, you just want it to stop, you know?”
September 16, 2013

By 10 a.m., police officers had given up trying to divert rubberneckers away from the Washington Navy Yard, a sprawling naval base where a gunman had opened fire in Building 197 at about 8:20 a.m.