The Newtown 31 – Senators who forgot Sandy Hook and remembered the NRA.

I have written on several previous occasions[1] about how the overuse of the filibuster in the US Senate has greatly contributed to the dysfunction of that body. Some, including the US Senator from my state, Marco Rubio, are not clear on the history or the intent of the filibuster so a brief summary of the … More The Newtown 31 – Senators who forgot Sandy Hook and remembered the NRA.

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Senator Portman’s decision on gay marriage and the lesson of Newtown

I have always thought that adjusting one’s position on a subject is not only acceptable but is a positive sign of critical thinking. After all, is it not reasonable to think that positions on subjects should evolve over time as we process new facts as they are discovered? Altering one’s view of a situation when … More Senator Portman’s decision on gay marriage and the lesson of Newtown