Salon Premium subscribers can read Scott Rosenberg’s response to conservatives blaming California liberalism for Johnny Jihadi running off to join the Taliban. You don’t have to be a statistician to know that a sample size of one is worthless, but that hasn’t stopped the professional axe grinders for screaming “I told you so” and blaming not only the kid’s parents, but pretty much everyone in California for the way he turned out. Kids go off the rails all the time (at least he didn’t blow away a bunch of students at his school) for all sorts of reasons, blaming a particular style of parenting is next to useless. That doesn’t excuse the flaky columnists who respond to Johnny’s Taliban adventure with a shrug and an “it’s all good,” of course, but that’s not I’m talking about.