My latest piece is about a shooting in Owings Mills, from which I attempt to draw some lessons about the war on terror. Originally I was going to write about a different topic, but that story fell apart at the last minute. Every columnist occasionally faces a deadline without having anything in particular to say; the result is thumbsuckers like this one.
But I stuck to my rule: As far as I can tell, no other coverage of the murder has described (or even mentioned) the killer's website. So there's some new information here. If that's all you want, you can skip directly to paragraph five.