Jennifer Deland

5,341 Added | 29 Magazines | 34 Likes | 38 Following | 3,501 Followers | @jenndeland | Daughter of a scientist, resident in New England. A lawyer by training and vocation, a philosopher (in the old sense) by inclination

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.<p>"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."<p>So …

College & University

How Does Your Drinking Compare to Those Who Have a Problem?

1. Do you sometimes drink more than you planned to drink?<p>If I drink at all, I'll have only one or two before dinner.<br>• I will occasionally skip or delay …

Alcohol

How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism.<p>“History teaches, but has no pupils,” the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote. That line comes to mind when I browse in the history section of a bookstore. An adage in publishing is that you can never go wrong with books about …

Native Americans

Travis Reinking: Waffle House Suspect Said He Is a Sovereign Citizen

A man who was arrested at the White House last summer while trying to set up a meeting with President Donald Trump opened fire at a Waffle House in …

Donald Trump

Ohio mom with concealed carry permit accidentally shoots and kills 2-year-old daughter

An Ohio mom who had a permit to carry a concealed handgun accidentally killed her 2-year-old daughter, Cleveland.com reports. The killing happened at …

Guns

CBS announcer Jay Feely says posing with a gun in daughter’s prom photo was ‘a joke’

The reference is as old as the hills, but it was one that touched a nerve about guns and left Jay Feely, the former NFL player turned CBS commentator, doing a little explaining Sunday morning.<p>At issue was a photo the former kicker tweeted Saturday night. In the usual prom night snapshot, he is …

Guns

Police Chiefs Oppose Reciprocity for Concealed-Carry Permits

Police chiefs against reciprocity for concealed carry wrote a letter to lawmakers opposing a bill that would allow gun owners with concealed-carry …

Guns

Armed men posing as cops burst into mobile home. But one victim has an AR-15 — and things get messy.

It allegedly began with a voice outside a Florida mobile home yelling, “Sheriff’s office!” about 4 a.m. Sunday, WJXT-TV reported.<p>Then the front door allegedly burst open, and a masked gunman entered and fired one shot inside the Glen St. Mary residence, the station reported.<p>But the rest of the …

Home Invasion

Two Florida sheriff’s deputies shot to death through restaurant window

Two Florida sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed while eating in a restaurant Thursday afternoon by an attacker found dead outside shortly after, police said.<p>Authorities said they did not immediately know the shooter’s motivation for the sudden burst of violence in Gilchrist County, Fla., a …

Students at a Florida High School Planned to Join the National Walkout Against Gun Violence. But Then a Student Was Shot

The students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had planned to participate in the national walkout against gun violence Friday morning. But a …

High School

A Series of Gunfortunate Events | The Daily Show

The Daily Show

The Origin Story of Mars' Moons Has Taken Unexpected Turn

Mars has two large, terrible adult sons named Phobos and Deimos. They are very dopey and utterly pointless moons that look like a toddler’s rendition …

Astronomy

Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking Lot

A 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the woman in a critical but stable condition, local media reported.<p>The child shot Shaneque Thomas, 21, who police said is six weeks pregnant, in the shoulder Tuesday outside a Plato’s Closet thrift store in Merrillville.<p>Police …

Crime

In 1968, the Supreme Court gutted the Fourth Amendment, certain that it would all work out in the end. It didn't.

In 1968, the Supremes ruled in <i>Terry v. Ohio</i> that the police did not need "probable cause" to stop a person, it was sufficient that they have …

Fourth Amendment

NJ Gym Boots Black Customers Because ... Umm ... I'm Sure They Had a Good Reason

Video recorded at a New Jersey fitness club seems to show evidence of a paid customer being kicked out of the gym for participating in the epidemic …

New Jersey

The Trump Administration Is Waging War On The Poor

The Trump administration seems to be engaged in all kinds of war these days. Twitter war with Comey. Trade war with China. Nuclear war with North Korea (OK, not yet, but give it time).<p>But while these wars have dominated the headlines, there’s another war that’s gotten less attention: the war on …

Health Care

7 Literary Novels That Sparkle With the Magical and Surreal

<i>If you've ever wondered what you'd actually do in zombie apocalypse, immerse yourself in this list of speculative fiction where the big "what ifs"</i> …

Creative Writing

An Unexpectedly Awesome Side Effect of Not Drinking

Last week, a professional chef invited me to his house for dinner—a six-course meal that included homemade pork sausages, beef meatballs, lamb, …

Alcohol

The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass

Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion …

Southwest Airlines

⚜ | 'Friday the 13th' - Halifax Heavy Bomber of World War 2

World War II

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Motivation

Woman calls cops on man playing with his kids at park because she was afraid of his pro-gun shirt

A Texas woman called the police on a man wearing an offensive and concerning T-shirt while playing with his children at a local playground.<p>What are the details of the shirt?<p>The shirt in question is a cop-designed, pro-Second Amendment T-shirt that features an AR-style weapon graphic and text that …

Guns

From Starbucks to Hashtags: We Need to Talk About Why White Americans Call the Police on Black People

“Don’t you fucking walk away! Don’t fucking walk away from me!” the 20-something-year-old woman screamed as she followed after the …

Justice

The girls who took over a town in rural India

Development experts around the world are increasingly focused on girls as a linchpin of economic and social progress. In Thennamadevi, though, teen …

Tamil Nadu

Testing a universal basic income

<i>Technology is changing the kinds and number of jobs we have in this economy, so there's a push to give people who lose out a guaranteed minimum</i> …

UC Berkeley

Show Us What Makes Your Favorite Local Bookstore Special

Help us get ready for Independent Bookstore Day by sending us a photo.<p>For all the convenience of ordering online, nothing beats getting lost in the …

CC BY-SA

They're Coming For Them: One-Third Of Democrats Want To Repeal Second Amendment

Another day, another poll, and yet another example that the Left wants to repeal the Second Amendment. The anti-gun Left has tried to bury this …

Guns

How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.<p>It's a common refrain touted by gun rights advocates, who argue that using guns in self-defense can help save lives. But what is the actual number of defensive gun uses?<p>According to the Pew Research Center, 48 percent of gun owners …

Guns

Man shot, wounded near McBride Avenue in Paterson

CLOSE<p>A feature presentation spotlighting the history of the Great Falls of Paterson, NJ.<p>PATERSON — A 25-year-old city man was wounded early Saturday …

Social Media

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime