Firearms and Fear

Dear gun owners: I know you have many stories of how the presence of guns prevented a crime of some sort, and I in turn have stories of when their presence caused injuries or death. We’re both right. But when different stories each have internally consistent reasoning, the only way to choose between them is […]

The Psychology of Politics

Years ago, I thought I was going to die. I was a back-seat passenger getting a ride back from a weekend encounter group, and the driver and the other passenger had such a screaming match over politics that I thought a car crash was inevitable. Ever since then, I have pondered the emotional basis of […]