by | Sep 20, 2019

On a hot and humid July 1964 night in Jonesboro, Louisiana, there occurred a series of unheralded but nevertheless pivotal events in the parallel histories of the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These events…

by | Sep 20, 2019

Last week, 145 American CEOs sent a letter to the U.S. Senate pleading for action on gun violence. In one resounding voice, they cried out to the federal government to just “do something!” The question is, so what? All of…

by | Sep 19, 2019

Underage drinking remains a nationwide problem, but there’s one approach that policymakers never consider: banning the sale of most types of alcoholic beverages to adults to keep it out of the hands of youth. That’s true even though virtually all…

by | Sep 9, 2019

As the $90-plus million release of IT: Chapter Two proved last weekend, America loves scary clowns. But when you consider that four of them — Bernie Sanders, Lizzie Warren, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris — all beat President Trump in the…

by | Sep 4, 2019

Murderers with poisonous ideologies have taken the lives of innocents once again. And the response is the same as it always is: Politicians turn to the proven solution of creating yet more felonies to criminalize law-abiding gun owners. Won’t it…

by | Aug 9, 2019

After last week’s back-to-back shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which left 31 people dead and dozens wounded, Democrats immediately called for gun control — as expected. But now they are being joined by a growing chorus of Republicans in…

by | Mar 26, 2019

Terrorists, it seems, hate lots of things. And most of those things are either rooted in or expressions of freedom. Some hate speech that contradicts their beliefs; others clothing that goes against their own religious or cultural norms; and yet…

by | Feb 22, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is countering President Donald Trump’s use of a presidential declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall by ominously predicting — dum, dum, DUM!! — that some future Democrat president will use a…

by | Jan 24, 2019

Baltimore is a dangerous place, with a homicide rate just slightly below that of St. Louis, the American city where you face the highest odds of becoming a murder victim. Something to consider if you are thinking about moving to…

by | Dec 20, 2018

The majority party in the next session of the House of Representatives will, fair to say, be soft on immigration and hard on guns. Nancy Pelosi is on record, after all, and she doesn’t stray very far, once she has taken…

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