I can’t believe it’s been two years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook. I avoid imagining the horror of that day and I know with certainty that I can’t understand what it must feel like for the survivors today and every day since the senseless taking of so many lives. What I also can’t understand is … More Remembering Sandy Hook: Guns actually DO kill people
It would be hard to argue that America is NOT the undisputed leader in passion for owning firearms. This passion is reflected by the fact that America has the highest gun ownership of any country with 89 guns for every 100 citizens. Contrast this figure with Russia having nine guns per 100 citizens and Pakistan’s … More The four reasons for America’s gun mania
I have written on several previous occasions 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.
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