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If Sandy Hook and TV shootings are ‘bearable,’ what is not?

You frequently find fortune cookie aphorisms, yes, but it’s not often that you find searing insight within Twitter’s 140-character confines. Which is why a June tweet from one Dan Hodges -- his profile describes him as a British political commentator -- stood out. “In retrospect,” wrote Hodges, “Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S....

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Seattle’s bad drivers: Other factors to blame; we’re all in it together

Other factors to blame Your front-page story about how bad Seattle drivers are draws inappropriate conclusions from the cited data. Accident frequency is in part a function of driver skills, of course, but Seattle is among the most difficult cities to drive in nationwide. The congestion, the lay of the land, the forced intermixing of...