From the sister blog, some reasons why the political reaction might be different this time.
I am a Ph.D. student in the department of statistics in UVa. And I am now doing a Bayesian project that tries to run winbugs from R to do MCMC stimulations. However, my MCMC chain in winbugs always stucked. I am wondering whether there is any method in winbugs or R to let it automatically start another MCMC chain with different starting values when the current iteration is stucked? My research is now stopped by this problem. I am looking forward to your kind reply.
Cheryl, try asking at Cross Validated.
The Newtown massacre. I stumbled upon this one:
(did not read it, at least yet)
Statse with stringer civil commitment laws have about 1/3 lower homicide rates!