For anyone who wishes to accuse me of being overly critical of the Brits and underly so of my fellow countrymen, two news stories of the weekend made me want to hang my American head in shame.
- Wal-Mart worker dies in “Black Friday” stampede. Well, at least it wasn’t Target.
- NFL star arrested for accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub. That’s just embarrassing. It combines the worst of several things American: gun culture, celebrity stupidity, overpaid sports stars behaving badly. Sigh.