Tag Archives: Gun Control

Courting Disaster

It seems that the Republicans are stuck with Donald Trump. In fact, new polling shows that a clear majority of Republicans prefer someone else to Trump – but there’s not much they can do about that now, and there’s no … Continue reading

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Another American Sunday

Perhaps one shouldn’t watch the Sunday morning political talk shows, but Meet the Press and Face the Nation have been around for many decades, and now there are many others – and how else are you going to find which … Continue reading

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Our Guns

No one was surprised. President Obama went to Florida and did the obvious: President Barack Obama tore into opponents of gun control on a visit to Orlando on Thursday, saying they should meet with the victims of the Orlando nightclub … Continue reading

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Riding Death to the White House

Here we go again, this time in Florida, in Orlando. This time it was again both distressing and familiar: A gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State opened fire in a crowded gay nightclub here early Sunday in a … Continue reading

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Tears, Idle Tears

First, there’s the matter of the tears. President Obama somewhat dramatically announced that he will enforce our existing gun control laws in a way that redefines just who is a gun dealer and who is not, closing the loophole that … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Entirely Predicable

Some things are predictable, and the mass shooting in San Bernardino wasn’t the usual and almost daily mass shooting in America. It wasn’t an angry white man shooting up a black church or a Planned Parenthood clinic, or an unhinged … Continue reading

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Get Your Kicks

In 1946, Bobby Troup headed out from his hometown of Harrisburg, in the middle of boring Pennsylvania, for Hollywood, in his 1941 Buick. He wanted to be a Hollywood songwriter, but he was immediately discouraged. He was on the old … Continue reading

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