Two stories, both of them front page, juxtaposed in my mind this morning as I was reading the newspapers. A Washington Post headline announced, “Mall Shooter Obsessed with Columbine Attack, Police Say. ” The New York Times proclaimed, “Theories Grow Without Facts on Lost Flights.”
Both articles concerned subjects of key interest to this column and this website – violent crime and international security – yet would seem to have little to do with each other.
But in the most important sense, they most certainly do.