There's been surprisingly little media discussion about whether Chicago's strict gun laws, routinely ridiculed by the right-wing, might actually be working. While it's difficult to determine why crime rises and falls, to blame a policy when rates rise and ignore it when they drop doesn't make sense.
Wall Street's rally has tarnished gold's allure, but that could all change over summer, when politicians go to war over the debt ceiling, particularly if Fitch makes good on their downgrade warning.
I am writing -- as a friend -- to tell you how profoundly disappointed I was when you "cut (my) damn mic" on your Saturday show as I tried to explain why it is wrong and confused to "conflate" the IRS controversy with those involving NSA surveillance and DOJ leak investigations.
For years, Major Jonathan C. Dowty has used his rank and his blog, Christian Fighter Pilot, to spread a message of hate and sedition. Through that ...
The government is not above the people, but below it. "We the people" created this government; when it encroaches on our freedoms, it is our constitutional right and duty to encroach on its freedoms.
No degree of moral propriety among public servants, or corporate leaders, can stop the explosion of spying and the propagation of false information that we will witness over the next decade.
On primetime, Latinos have no Al Sharpton, no Joy Reid, no Donna Brazile, no Eugene Robinson, no Oprah Winfrey. Even though Latinos are 50 million strong and clearly decided the 2012 election, they are largely absent from the production, writing and telling of their stories.
Usually, I would say don't respond to people who say things that these men are saying. But, what they have to say isn't just benighted, it has consequences for millions of people.
Watching a collection of supposed experts trying to positively align the idealised (and increasingly narrow) vision of a conservative "nuclear family" and the natural world should be funny, but instead it's just deeply worrying.
There's no doubt that Beck is a conspiracy theorist. He's a purveyor of wacky, purely fabricated gibberish leading to the ultimate conclusion that there's an unholy alliance composed of the Obama government and "fascist" progressives out to destroy us all.
The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.
We take for granted a loss of privacy for all manner of data generated by our connection to, and use of, the internet. But government's access, on a secret basis, to the content of my communications -- that is a difference in kind that is exponentially more "chilling."
Question: How do you know when the media's First Amendment right to free speech is under attack? Answer: Don't worry, they'll tell you!
Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.
It seems that Congressman Fleming's ability to separate fact from fiction hasn't improved much in the past year. The stories he's now believing might not come from The Onion, but the headlines are just as far-fetched and the stories just as fictitious.
The truth, the awful truth, and nothing but the truth.