Trump hasn’t really done anything. — Not that surprising.

Stop comparing terrorists to ladders — This article hits all the right points: comparing terrorist attacks to household accidents neglects the usefulness of the household objects; The comparisons also neglect the fat tailed distribution of deaths from terror attacks; However, Justin Fox didn’t mention what I feel is the most important aspect of a terror attack— the widespread fear that terror creates. People just aren’t angry about auto accidents or toddler shootings or bathtub (er, slippings?)

Maybe they should be, but should is never a good metric for policy. People are irrational and making dumb comparisons between ladder falls and bombings is not only naive, it contributes to the image of the smug out of touch liberal.