Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christian...
The loss of confidence in government, fostered by many in government, is a more serious threat to American security than ISIS. There is no American alive today who can destroy confidence in our government and expect to restore it by being elected.
What better gift in this season of sharing than to share a Christmas-themed video involving Santa and gun violence? Your NRA member loved ones will be so grateful they'll be speechless! They'll especially love drag queens singing about gun control, because gun obsession, as we know, is not at all macho.
When a horrible tragedy unfolds in America, like the shootings in San Bernardino this week, Americans come together in a uniquely American way. We make vicious personal attacks on each other on Facebook and Twitter.
Yes, I get the need for people to vent their frustrations and fear about the current climate in America, and social media is, perhaps, the easiest and quickest medium to do so. But I would also argue that taking to the Internet to condemn your country, our country, does more harm than good
Despite the fact that Republicans demand Obama take a stronger stance against terrorism, Republican politicians won't even pass a law to prevent guns from being sold to those on the nation's No-Fly List! The NRA is now the best friend an American terrorist could ever ask for.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, has famously said "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy...
As American officials struggle to understand what radicalized the alleged San Bernardino shooters, Indonesia continues to make clear, as a former U.S. Secretary of State once said, "If you want to know whether Islam, democracy, modernity, and women's rights can co-exist, go to Indonesia."
We can no longer so quickly evade or ignore the social dimensions of these acts, and miss the possibility of a shared sickness, a shared dementia, or a social phenomenon.
Fear-mongering statements, often made by NRA and other opponents of any firearms regulations, defy simple logic. We all have heard the claim that guns do not kill people, but people kill people. Precisely due to this reason, I propose nationwide universal firearms regulations and background checks.
by Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University After Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, public debate focused on how to...
Is the "fun" of a gun enthusiast owning and shooting weapons that can be easily converted to automatic status a national security risk in this age of terrorism where anyone in a population can be radicalized? Are our lax gun laws, designed for maximum profit of the weapons manufacturers, now a liability?
Jerry Falwell Jr's vile comments, their warm reception in the crowd, and the subsequent social media defense from other believers, illustrate just how far American Christianity has drifted from the namesake of our faith.
The last thing I want to do is put people down for being afraid, or, even worse, to belittle the pain and hurt people are feeling. Additionally, it's important to acknowledge that even as murder rates in the U.S. appear to have dropped equally across racial lines, black Americans remain about eight times as likely as whites and four times as likely as Latinos to be victims of murder.
The mixing of God and guns seems to be a uniquely American recipe. But it's not a good one. More people died this week in America, victims of yet more mass shootings. And the same conversations about gun control, gun rights, religious extremism, mental health, and how this is now normal in our country continue.
We will probably never be able to solve the gun issue in America, and we will continue to kill one another with a greater frequency than any civilized nation on Earth. We have a law, our second amendment right, so goes the cry. If people get shot to death, so be it. After all, we must obey and respect that amendment, that's what we hear over and over again.