So, how about that no-fly list?

By senorgrand: _______________________________________________________________ Open Letter on the No Fly List President Obama, Dianne Feinstein and other noted opponents of civil liberties have been advocating that we use the No Fly List to keep “terror...

Dog whistles and more statistics

Someone at the HuffPo recently penned this article. The premise? Even if the bullet button loophole did not exist and possessing assault-style rifles of any kind had been illegal in California from the get-go, the shooters could have easily acquired even more powerful...

If we could just save one life…

I read this piece the other day, and its been gnawing at me. Under Ceasefire, police teamed up with community leaders to identify the young men most at risk of shooting someone or being shot, talked to them directly about the risks they faced, offered them support,...

Dirty laundry and publicity murders

We got the bubble headed bleached blonde Comes on at five She can tell you ’bout the plane crash With a gleam in her eye It’s interesting when people die Give us dirty laundry –Don Henley Another day, another publicity murder.  At least that’s...

Intellectual Honesty?

I have spent a fair amount of time recently talking to reporters. “Where do you stand on gun control?” is a variation on a question I get asked a lot. My answer is usually nuanced, but I often will turn the question around.  My counter is: “What...
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