My big sister, Lynne, and I are very close -- sick, co-dependent kind of close. As a result, we love to work together. It started when we were six and eight years old, performing in musical comedies in our father's summer theatre. We did that every summer for our entire childhood.
Growing up in a country where Isla Vista, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech are common vocabulary, we strive to add the underrepresented youth voice to an issue that has so heavily affected our generation's upbringing.
A new study by WalletHub.com ranks states according to their dependence on the firearms and ammunition industry. The personal finance website said it ...
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We have seen the anguish of families again and again, the anguish graven on the face of our president as, again and again, he strives to offer consolation knowing that there is none. Worse, perhaps, is knowing the reason.
Imagine what our lives would look like if for the last several decades, the snack food industry had put a portion of every bag of chips ever purchased into a fund set aside strictly to promote and preserve your personal right to crunch.
Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.
Voting is finally about to begin in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests. That's exciting. But it may not last.
(Source: Wikimedia.) The ill-fated shooting at Sandy Hook shook the nation in ...
It's about time. America has been a target for almost every intellectual writer the last decades. They have followed the mainstream and willingly criticized America without inhibitions. Enough is enough - here is a positive and very honest article about America for a change.
A shooting is happening right now at Vassar College. It is the fourth the campus has seen in the past six years. Over 115 have already been killed, their blood spilled on the college fields.
Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.
As it turns out, only about 2 to 4 percent of gun crimes are attributable to mental illness. In making this claim, however, it is important to first distinguish between mass shootings and "everyday" shootings.
Why are Texans safer yet feeling more vulnerable? Certainly, it's a manifestation of single-issue politics and the power of the National Rifle Association. But it also reflects the failure of political leadership and the triumph of the politics of fear.
Out of the woodwork we now have a major gun-control voice joining up with Gun Nation to proclaim that the assault weapons ban was a dud.
Elections take place in the now, not the long-term, especially in an ahistorical American era. And the now these days in this ADD/hyper-partisan media environment is short-term and savagely prone to character assassination.