Analysis of Mass Shootings

At around 11:30 PM on Saturday, July 26, 2014, neighbors of the Smith family in Saco, ME heard gunshots ring out. Maine State Police detectives arrived at the Smiths’ apartment to discover five bodies, all fatally shot. Finding a shotgun under Joel Smith’s body, police quickly identified the scene as a murder-suicide: Smith had shot…

The Dark Arts of Foreign Influence-Peddling

These days, it’s never good news for Paul Manafort. On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his latest indictment against President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman. It charged that Manafort “secretly retained” a small group of former European leaders to “act informally and without any visible relationship with the Government of Ukraine.” Called the Hapsburg…