Something needs to be done about all these crackpots

The death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia seems to have provoked all sorts of nuttery from far right groups and conspiracy theorists. It’s now infecting the political mainstream, with leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump raising questions about the circumstances surrounding Scalia’s death.

A thousand apologies

If the murderous attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has taught me anything, it is that it is no longer safe to offend some people. It is a powerful message, as it has forced me to reflect on my own online behaviour. In my five and a bit years of blogging, I…