Public affairs experts would argue that advocacy work is much more effective when there is a personal story attached to an issue. A first person account makes policy personal, and puts a face on issues that may otherwise be debated in the abstract.
Too many people worship guns instead of God. Still, Jesus and the disciples were stronger then all the Roman Empire two thousand years ago. The Cross lobby will still prevail against the gun lobby.
After too many mass vigils like the one that followed the Sandy Hook massacre, we have learned that while sympathy is well meant, it does not lead to action. Courage does.
I certainly understand the principle of defending liberty, but the practice of it has steadily evolved beyond all reason. With so many innocent Americans dead, what war are we fighting here? Why are Americans killing Americans?
It started like any other Friday afternoon. I walked through the unlocked front doors of my kids' school, stopped in the office to sign in as a volunteer and grab an ID badge, and headed down the hall to Ms. C.'s first grade classroom. I was there to help the kids write a newsletter about their week. Instead, I was reminded of my worst nightmare.
Why? It's the first thing people want to know when tragedy strikes. Why us? Why here? Why now? Why this? Perhaps if we know the cause of a given tragedy, then we can prevent similar ones from happening in the future.
In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy we always look for someone or something to blame. In the case of the Isla Vista, California massacre in which s...
I'm tired of wasting time on more pointless debate that goes in circles and gets us nowhere, while the bodies of dead kids continue to pile up and people in Texas walk around with loaded guns in their hands like they're Wyatt Earp.
Australia's gun buyback program reduced the country's firearms stock by about one-fifth, which is equivalent to the U.S. reducing its national stock by 40 million guns. And while some weapons came from households with multiple firearms, survey evidence suggests that the buyback nearly halved the share of Australian households with one or more firearms.
This is indeed the "red state block legal abortion" blueprint. Leave gun-selling legal, but make it difficult to sell them.
Understand that "founding fathers" is just a romanticized term. Thomas Jefferson was not your actual father. He didn't take you to baseball games. Things change. Is it so unreasonable to think that?
America is supposed to be the leader of the free, civilized world, a nation of peace-loving people; ergo, mass-killings have no place in our society. Except that they do.
In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...
With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.
Because you believe that having a black person as president means that racism isn't alive and well in America. It doesn't bother you that one out of three black men will spend some time of his life in America behind bars.