Instead of washing his hands of the process and resigning our budget to an avoidable fate, Mr. Ryan should join with members on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to avoid that outcome.
Insurance companies could do what the government can neither afford nor accomplish -- they could reduce the risk of harm to the rest of us by forcing individual gun owners to act responsibly.
Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Twenty-one first graders pile into a bathroom during a lockdown drill. By: Robyn Gee As recently as a year ag...
As people connect with one another after Newtown, communicate concerns and develop solutions in ways that balance prevention and response, we are strengthening the bond that will help us keep our children safe.
There is a recognition that 2nd Amendment rights, like 1st Amendment and other rights, come with responsibilities and limitations. There is no reason both sides of the gun debate can't support policies that both protect the right to legally own guns, and reduce the likelihood of mass fatalities.
The whole focus on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as the cornerstones of the agenda is still a compromise to gun owners and the NRA that they won't ever accept anyway. So why stop there?
This story was published on L.A. Youth. By: Susie Park I was checking my email after school on Friday, Dec. 14 when I saw a headline saying that ther...
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mea...
This past year was undeniably the most productive 365-day period in the history of the marijuana policy reform movement. This list focuses on the biggest marijuana-related policy accomplishments in the U.S. in the last year.
The following are the initial replies I received after answering the question, 'Where are you from?" "I'm so sorry," (three times), "Oh my God!!" (once), "Oh no," (twice). You see, I live in Newtown, CT. That was all that needed to be said.
With the last few days of the year quickly flying past, I think it's safe to say many of us are feeling a bit wistful, compiling a mental list of our regrets and resolutions for the New Year. Whatever our losses in 2012 or our fears in facing 2013, we have seen the bravery that is possible.
The Second Amendment was apt for its day, a shrewd mix of freedom ("the right to keep and bear arms") and duty (the "well-regulated militia" clause). But it was meant for the realities of American life over two centuries ago.
We want the gun control debate to happen today, in the thick of this latest tragedy, if only for the sake of preventing the next one.
On Friday, the NRA issued a brief statement that LaPierre would hold a press event the following day, thus ending its week-long silence. At the appointed time, reporters and camera operators flocked to LaPierre's speech like a herd of sheep waiting for their daily feeding.
I don't know about you, but as sick as I felt last weekend, I get every bit as ill all over again each time I see a picture of that freaking asshole who decided that since his life sucked, it gave him the right to shoot a bunch of innocent kids.
The following aired on NPR's All Things Considered. By Davina La'Shay I was sad when I heard about the 26 innocent people who were killed at the scho...