Do Americans really value the right to bear firearms -- and not just any firearms, but ones that are designed to kill as many people in as short a time as possible -- more than they do the safety of their children?
As long as Hindu battles Muslim, Muslim persecutes Christian, and Islamic sects are willing to slaughter each other, there is nothing the United States can do to help establish anything worthwhile that will last. It will have to come from within.
I am a longtime fan of MSNBC. I have watched it regularly for years and admired its growth into a commercially successful platform for smart news and analysis. That is why I am so disappointed.
President Obama will give his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening. And while the state of our economy may be improving and the state of our standing in the world strong, if he is truly honest he should admit that the state of our union is not where it should be.
What Scarborough fails to note in this follow-up is that none of the people he mentions above are economists, much less economists even close to Krugman's stature.
When future historians look back on the gun control wars of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, they will consider LaPierre, if they consider him at all, to be a right-wing nut whose influence was based on the misguided perception that he actually represented more than a small number of "gun rights" extremists.
By every indication, President Obama has tried to negotiate grand bargain deficit deals with Speaker Boehner. And twice, Boehner, not the president, walked away from the negotiating table.
Why are these people so threatened by background checks and limits on military-style weapons? There's still going to be plenty of guns and no one is talking about forbidding hunting or recreational shooting.
On Tuesday, Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss The Huffington Post's new reporting series, "The Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Ch...
I confess I was Miss CliffsNotes in school and usually took the easy way out, charming teachers by echoing their own lectures. It wasn't until my late quarter-life crisis that I really got into non-fiction reading and realized it was like all the best parts of therapy and even better in a few ways.
When influential guys like LaPierre take a stand like wanting to make an armed fort out of every elementary school, there's no middle ground, there's no compromise, and there's no sane discussion of how to decrease violence in America.
We cannot change the past. We cannot bring back to life a single murdered child. But all of us, regardless of party affiliation or political orientation, can and must do everything in our collective power to stop the carnage of our children in the future.
I simply don't want to argue anymore with people who genuinely believe that cheap, easy access to guns makes us safer, when for decades the U.S. has suffered from more gun violence than any other western industrialized nation.
In their embrace of absolute doctrine without regard to the facts on the ground, the anti-tax and pro-gun movements have contributed to the undermining of democratic society. Both stances refuse dialog and disdain compromise.
Congressional representatives like to keep their jobs. Since the common wisdom is that to challenge the policies of the NRA is tantamount to asking to be fired, did we really expect them to voluntarily give up their jobs? Would we do so?
Arianna appeared on "Morning Joe" Tuesday to discuss a range of topics with the panel. The group talked about the fruitless negotiations between t...