Meet Jared Loughner's High School Girlfriend

Jim Newell · 01/13/11 11:59AM

A new face from the Jared Loughner universe has emerged. Kelsey Hawkes was Loughner's girlfriend six years ago. How was Jared then, Kelsey? Great! His parents? Great! Any violent tendencies? None. Jared Loughner was a real Casanova. Video inside.

Jon Stewart Questions Lawmakers' Reactions to the Arizona Shooting

Matt Cherette · 01/12/11 11:24PM

Tonight, Jon Stewart continued to reflect on Saturday's deadly Arizona shooting by highlighting a couple of proposed (and reactionary) laws aimed at preventing it from happening again—though one is just "saying 'Fuck you!' to Sarah Palin." Watch inside.

Sarah Palin Blames the Media for 'Blood Libel'

Hamilton Nolan · 01/12/11 09:29AM

After the horrific Tucson shootings last weekend, future U.S. president Sarah Palin retreated to her prayer cave and prayed for guidance. Today, she's announced her findings: The real tragedy here is "journalists and pundits" who "manufacture a blood libel."

Arizona Shooting: The Latest News

Jim Newell · 01/10/11 05:32PM

It's been two days since Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen others were shot in Arizona by Jared Lee Loughner. Here's a round-up of some of the news that's come out on the first workday since the incident.

The Sad Death of Gun Control

John Cook · 01/10/11 03:42PM

An obviously deranged man killed six people with a legally purchased and legally carried pistol on Saturday, and the only thing we're arguing about is whether he was listening to Sarah Palin.

Why Is Jared Loughner Obsessed With Grammar?

Max Read · 01/10/11 01:06AM

Jared Loughner, who allegedly shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head and killed six others in Arizona on Saturday, is obsessed with grammar. Why? Welcome to the weird world of ":David-Wynn: Miller" and the "Mathematical Interface for Language."

Arizona Shooter Explained Mind Control on YouTube

Adrian Chen · 01/08/11 05:32PM

The gunman who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 17 others in Arizona this morning has been identified as 22-year-old Jared Loughner. He uploaded a number of strange videos to YouTube expressing convoluted philosophical and political views. And he hates Giffords.