A little something about pepper spray

From Deborah Blum, at Scientific American. She writes: …we’ve taken to calling it pepper spray, I think, because that makes it sound so much more benign than it really is, like something just a grade or so above what we might mix up in a home kitchen. The description hints maybe at that eye-stinging effect …

Thank you, UC Davis students, for your moral example

Enjoy this, if you will. At Psychology Today, Michael Chorost writes of the pepper-spraying cop: The police officer is Congress. Our banks. Our clerics. The students are us. If I had to sum up the attitude of America’s governing classes in one word, I would say: contempt. And happy Tuesday!