The following piece may seem like comedy but it's really political satire, which basically means it's about serious issues that make Americans so uncomfortable that I need to dress them up in humor just to talk about them.
Giving a rifle to a five year old might be a quaint tradition, but with it comes a grave responsibility. That same responsibility should extend to every gun owner.
The pro-gun vs. anti-gun debate does not address the realities of gun violence in America and the most critical issues in preventing it.
He has served his paymasters year in and year out in his long Senate career, leaving little doubt in anyone's mind as to whom he really represents -- his nickname is the "Senator from K Street," and he alone carries that distinction.
“We got way too excited over money in the 2012 elections,” Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein argued at a conference on money in politic...
If the NRA is not going to give an inch on the Second Amendment, then let's invoke our absolute First Amendment rights to speak and assemble without restrictions.
Perhaps the next time America's biggest retailer campaigns to ban the sale of certain products in order to keep kids safe, it should look to its own sporting goods section.
Bostonians opened their homes to runners who were stranded, donations have come in from all over the world to help with medical bills and the alleged criminals have been caught. The gun nuts, however, would have preferred a marauding band of gun-toting Bostonians roaming the streets looking for something to shoot.
This kind of extremism represents a real challenge to the NRA. If they don't step up, they could lose credibility and eventually even leadership of the gun movement to a group like Gun Owners of America.
Apologize to the NRA, I don't think so; they should apologize to us for filling us with fear and hate, just to enrich themselves and their personal agendas.
The media should be ashamed of itself for not taking issue with Congress or the gun lobby and taking them to task. I wish it had conducted equally ceaseless coverage of Sandy Hook to keep the issue alive in the news, but it appears the media doesn't put equally intrinsic value on those twenty innocent children's lives.
Time has lapsed since the week of explosions and a locked-down city and a Senate minority trampling the vast majority's common-sense dreams. We can now sift through the post-trauma media noise and ask: Are we really communicating? Many talk, but who is listening?
Sorry I couldn't make it to the annual meeting. I'm a Life Member and I try to get there every year. But this year is different. If I showed up you'd tried to get me to help you fight a "culture war." But if there is a war going on, you represent the wrong side.
Gun violence is very likely more a symptom of an American disease than the root cause. But this doesn't mean the NRA is good or justified in its nasty campaigns to expand "gun rights" as aggressively as possible.
There is nothing celebratory about the fact that 11,000 Americans die each year from gun violence. Despite these morbid realities, the NRA is still celebrating this weekend in the Lone Star State, slowly but surely consigning itself to irrelevance.