If you’ve been following the gun control debate over the months since the Newtown tragedy, one thing has become radically apparent: the gun rights movement is far better organized than the gun control movement. And the gun rights movement is emerging victorious, at least on the federal level, because of it. But a recent story [...]
The clutch of yellow balloons drifted slowly into the air, carried ever higher by the breeze. They had not been released in a moment of celebration, as they should have been. They had not been released when a child lifted his hands to greet an exhausted but jubilant parent, as they should have been. They [...]
“Someone told me at school there was a bombing in Boston.” That’s what my seventh-grade daughter said when she got home from school yesterday. The fact that she’d heard about it before I could tell her wasn’t what surprised me. What shocked me was the matter-of-fact way in which she mentioned it. There was no [...]
The National Rifle Association has unveiled its National School Shield proposal. And I’m here to tell you that I am one unhappy parent. It offers eight recommendations, the first three of which have to do with training various school personnel to carry weapons on school grounds. Several other recommendations relate to a safety assessment tool. [...]
Are white men really to blame for our gun violence issues? Charlotte and Harriet Childress, who say they are “researchers and consultants on social and political issues,” promote that theory in their recent Washington Post op-ed , but the piece would indicate their research has little more depth than a layer of skin. Which is probably [...]
This was another week in which one news event dominated the airwaves — the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases. The first case to go before the Court related to California’s Proposition 8, a law that nullified the state supreme court’s decision that the California constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage. [...]
President Obama stood in front of masses of media and announced his proposals for gun control in the wake of a number of school shootings in the past month, including a horrible tragedy here in my home state of Connecticut just two towns up the road at Sandy Hook Elementary. President Obama has proposed several [...]
The last few days since the Sandy Hook massacre the media has been full of gossip and speculation about the young man who committed this horrific crime. Journalists have talked about his introverted personality, his social awkwardness, and being a troubled teenager. There has been speculation that he has Asperger’s Syndrome or some kind of [...]
In the past week, I have seen 20 children and six adults lost in my very own community. One of the adults who lost her life is someone I grew up with, graduated high school with, and played basketball with as a child. In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the [...]
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