Archive for October, 2013

On stereotyping and skepticism in the Maryville, Missouri, rape cases

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports wrote an excellent article about the emotions and passions that have erupted in response to the "Nightmare in Maryville". One of Wetzel's main points is that we shouldn't let our emotions get carried away and lead us to incorrect conclusions and rash judgments, such as ...

Oh, but in a libertarian society, the privileged, powerful, and connected would trample the rights of innocents without consequence

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

If you haven't heard about the "Nightmare in Maryville, Missouri", you might want to make sure you read about it on an empty stomach, because it will probably make you physically sick. In brief, a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl were raped by popular older boys, one of whom, ...