Jesse Walker counts down five of the worst school security scares of 2013. He also explores the policies that have allowed so many over-the-top overreactions to take place, and he describes some efforts to replace those heavy-handed, intrusive, and ineffective approaches to kids' safety with something saner.
The cultural views of elite white liberals are not popular with many minorities.
We can justifiably hope for normalcy by Independence Day.
The rest of us are out of luck.
Plus: The era of sovereign influencers, a new experiment in universal basic income, and more...