Thursday, August 21, 2014

Steven Kurlander: Fighting Words Subvert True Gun Control Debate

Posted by Steven Kurlander On December - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
When influential guys like LaPierre take a stand like wanting to make an armed fort out of every elementary school, there's no middle ground, there's no compromise, and there's no sane discussion of how to decrease violence in America.

The Collapse of Public Policy

Posted by Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal On December - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Daniel Henninger, Wall Street JournalIf you're looking for optimism as the world turns toward 2013, stay up late watching paid-for television explaining how to turn wrinkles into miracles. Past that, my own reservoir of uplift is a bit dry this y...

Bill Moyers: The Most Underreported News Story of 2012 Is…

Posted by Bill Moyers On December - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
It's easy enough to compile a "best" and "worst" list, but what about bringing attention to important issues that went largely unreported in 2012? Some of the answers will still surprise you.
If today's marijuana laws were a psychedelic musical, the citizens of Colorado and Washington State who voted for lawful recrational use would be singing "Legalize It," with a sharp transition into the "No you can't! Yes I can!" chorus from "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)."

PHOTO: Michelle Obama Talks To Kids On Christmas Eve

Posted by Alana Horowitz On December - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michelle Obama took calls from children across the country on Christmas Eve. Part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program, the First Lady answered the...

NRA’s LaPierre Continues Gun Push w/Lies

Posted by Mike Lupica, NY Daily News On December - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mike Lupica, NY Daily NewsSo now Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, who attacks the mental health system in this country even as he sounds like he needs to be in it, goes on “Meet the Press” and continues to double d...
Fix the Debt, a front group for corporations, billionaires, and defense contractors, wants people to call their Representatives and demand that they avoid the "fiscal...

PHOTOS: Obamas Head To Hawaii For Christmas

Posted by The Huffington Post On December - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Alright, America, you can officially get in holiday mode: President Obama and his family jetted off to Hawaii last night, thus ringing in the national...

Patrick J. Hamilton: Voting On My Marriage? Let’s Vote On Your Guns

Posted by Patrick J. Hamilton On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
If those beholden to the NRA want guns without restriction, I say put it to a vote. If my right as a gay man to marry is decided by my neighbors, let's see a show of hands for how we feel as a nation on the right to bear arms. Fair is fair, right?

Maya Rupert: In Defense of Black Republicans

Posted by Maya Rupert On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The announcement that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will appoint Tim Scott, a black Republican, to complete the remainder of Jim DeMint's term as a Senator, has generated a disturbing reaction.

Ralph Nader: The Commercialization of Family

Posted by Ralph Nader On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Spreading "joy with toys" is a major part of what the holidays in America have become -- selling directly to children, without respect to limits, boundaries or even common decency. While completely shielding a child from rampant commercialization isn't easy, there are still ways to protect the essential blessings of childhood.

Seth Shostak: Target: Earth

Posted by Seth Shostak On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Buying insurance is seldom gratifying. But here's a case in which plunking down cash for a policy is just ... good policy.

United States should stop all UN funding

Posted by Adam On December - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The United Nations is pushing for a novel way to get billions of extra dollars from Western nations by imposing a retroactive penalty for still-unspecified losses and damages that can be laid at the doorstep of rich countries for their longstanding production of greenhouse gases. Read more:

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You know what the dumbest thing I've read since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is? It's the same thing everyone else is calling the...

Anxiety Rises as Americans Face ObamaCare

Posted by Byron York, DC Examiner On December - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Byron York, DC ExaminerThis March will mark three years since Obamacare became law, and it still has not had any serious effect on most Americans' lives. That's the way President Obama and the law's Democratic authors planned it; they c...

Law and Order in the Fallen World

Posted by Ben Domenech, The Transom On December - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ben Domenech, The TransomIt is a natural tendency on the part of most human beings, when confronted with great evil, to want to do something about it. We want to stop the horror of death and violence and disease. It speaks to what is good within us th...

‘I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother’

Posted by Liza Long, Huffington Post On December - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Liza Long, Huffington PostWritten by Liza Long, republished from The Blue ReviewFriday's horrific national tragedy -- the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut -- has ignited a new discussion...

4 Awful Reactions to the Sandy Hook Massacre

Posted by Nick Gillespie, Reason On December - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Nick Gillespie, ReasonHorrific events such as the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School are terrible enough in showcasing the evil that men do.But they also regularly bring out the worst in observers, commentators, ...

CT Governor Calls For Tougher Gun Control

Posted by Dave Jamieson On December - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- Speaking about the mass killing of 26 children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy...

Rabbi Michael Lerner: Banning Guns Is Necessary But Not Sufficient

Posted by Rabbi Michael Lerner On December - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
We need a fundamental transformation as well as banning guns. Otherwise, we will now revert to the normal debate between liberals wanting more gun control and conservatives saying that it's not guns that kill, but people. Both are right.
When we make it past this fiscal cliff, it's time to put our attention on scaling the mountain of real economic recovery. The only way to regenerate a strong middle class is to finance the initiative and strengths of hard working low-income families.

Republicans Float Fiscal Cliff Fallback Plans

Posted by Mollie Reilly On December - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
With negotiations on how to address the fiscal cliff apparently stalled, congressional Republicans are reportedly floating a fallback plan in both chambers of Congress to...
Michigan's recent battle makes this a good time to explain the union movement's important role in our economy's overall health. We're about to explain why...

The Court Should Keep Out of Gay Rights

Posted by Jonathan Rauch, New Republic On December - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonathan Rauch, New RepublicDear Supreme Court Justices,Last week, you agreed to hear two landmark cases about gay marriage. In the broader of the two cases, which comes out of California, you could establish same-sex marriage nationwide as a matter o...