Orlando tourism unshaken by rare week of horrific news

Jun 18, 2016

Orlando tourism unshaken by rare week of horrific news

Experts say it’s too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they’re committed to visiting. “I had more people worrying last year about, ...

Jun 17, 2016

The horror in Orlando

Despite some efforts by Democratic lawmakers, if the past is any precedent the massacre in Florida will have no effect on U.S. gun control laws.

Was Orlando gunman sexually conflicted? And did it matter?

Jun 15, 2016

Was Orlando gunman sexually conflicted? And did it matter?

Was the Orlando nightclub gunman part of the local gay dating scene? As investigators ask that question, activists and academics reflect on a phenomenon that has been documented: Some men who profess to disdain homosexuality have covertly engaged in sex with other men. Over ...

Mass shootings actually inspire looser gun laws in America

Jun 15, 2016

Mass shootings actually inspire looser gun laws in America

The pattern seems clear: A mass shooting is followed by loud calls to tighten America’s gun laws, yet there is no change before the next massacre. That is not exactly accurate, however. Change often does happen — but toward looser gun laws, according to ...