gun control

Las Vegas. Another Massacre. More Prayers. No Action.

October 2, 2017

Fifty-nine people are killed in Las Vegas – 527 wounded. And politicians from right to far-right are “thoughts & prayers” all over social media. And that’s all you’ll get. There will be nothing done to prevent another massacre – not even a conversation about what to do. “There’s a time and place for a political debate, […]

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You Won’t Die in a Terrorist Attack. Americans Don’t Understand Odds.

December 12, 2015

More Republicans (50% vs. 45%) are worried about dying in a terrorist attack than they are about dying from gun violence. Statistically, that’s absurd. Even in 2001, the number of Americans killed by terrorism didn’t come close to the number of Americans murdered by guns. The terror attacks of 9/11 killed 2,689 Americans (excluded are non-citizens); homicide by gun […]

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Election 2016: Trump May Make the Most Noise – But There Are Other GOP Candidates.

July 27, 2015

“Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear” ~ William Gladstone. Marco Rubio spins his inexperience. Challenged by the fact that he is competing in Election 2016 with former and sitting Governors, and elected politicians with far more experience, Marco Rubio has discovered relevant expertise in […]

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Gun Zealots Put Kids in Danger.

July 22, 2015

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject” ― Winston S. Churchill  In Mobile, Alabama, a boy, 3, was shot by his brother, 6. He is in hospital in critical condition. He’s not alone. People are shot accidentally every day – by themselves and by others. Most of the […]

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Conservative Phobias. (It’s Still the Politics of Paranoia)

June 26, 2015

“Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.” – Hunter S. Thompson Terrorists Terrorists are like sharks. Attacked by either, and the damage can be ugly and fatal. But your chances of being the victim of either are next to none. ISIS may be a horrible bunch. But where is their airforce? Where is their navy? Yes, […]

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