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.
In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.
Spike Lee has built an astonishing career as a multigenerational filmmaker, crafting some of the most iconic cult classics of the past four decades.
Mr. Malone, are you the mailman who wants to help deliver the news that some sanity needs to be injected into our gun culture? Or are you the gunman whose silence helps perpetuate the killing? The shot clock's running.
By Andrew Lisa, Contributor The debate on whether the U.S. should adopt stricter gun control policies has been a hot topic among politicians, espec...
Guns are one of the most divisive aspects of public policy in America. One wants to expand gun ownership and the other side reduce guns in America. Both argue that their own perspective will reduce violence with guns. I disagree. Neither argues from a point of view about what works.
I began to get "the gun thing," as I'd dismissively termed it. A few who wrote to me pointed out that when you live in a rural community and calling law enforcement does not necessarily result in a prompt response, owning a gun for personal safety seems prudent.
Those who did manage to catch it saw a much more high-spirited contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton than we've previously seen.
One thing almost all of us can certainly agree on is that kids should be able to go to school with no worry of a spray of bullets interrupting their classes. Right? Can we start there and work toward some way to make that our new reality?
I think if those brave public servants who dedicate their professional lives to keeping us safe covenanted to never take the lives of those whom they have sworn to protect, we would live in a much safer more life-affirming world.
Today, as we are celebrating Dr. King, let's take a minute and reflect on his life, but also rededicate ourselves to stopping the cycle of violence. We can disagree with one another, but rather than pulling the trigger we should have a conversation.
With the Brady Campaign's recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, many would assume she is the candidate with the best credentials on guns. Bernie Sand...
It appears that it is not so much the policies, but the man (and party) supporting them, that earns universal condemnation from Republicans. Consider another policy that Rubin indignantly lists: Obama's recent executive actions on gun control.
How do we apply this balance of ethics in the gun debate today? My conclusion was and remains that, according to Jewish law, people have the right to own a gun for self-defense, which accords with the Second Amendment.
On the heels of President Obama's historic executive action on gun control, Ball's story is also a reminder of the damage that firearms can do at the hands of a certainly innocent child.
When Obama took part in the recent CNN town hall on gun violence, he noted, "There's nothing else in our lives that we purchase where we don't try to make it a little safer if we can." It's a fact that in the US, the federal government regulates every consumer product for health and safety, except for one: guns.