My latest column is up over at Went West. Here’s an excerpt:
A couple of nights ago, I was listening to NPR’s coverage of the latest road-rage incident to grab national attention. In July, while driving on a narrow, curvy stretch of Mandeville Canyon Road in Los Angeles’s Brentwood neighborhood, Dr. Christopher Thomas Thompson exchanged angry words with two cyclists, then swerved in front of them and slammed on his brakes, grievously injuring both of them. …
As various commentators piled on to Thompson, however, I was surprised to find myself identifying with him.
Read the rest here.