Today's topics include: Another Day, Another Active Shooter; Gun Massacre Conspiracies; Planned Parenthood Shooter is Totally Crazy; Trump Attacked By Eagle; and much more.
It is time for those who share this faulty outlook to finally acknowledge that the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan has become the party of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Fox News. It is time for them to leave the GOP.
The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred.
Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.
Many things need to change in our society before killings like those in Colorado and California end. We absolutely need decisive action on gun violence, for a start. But we also know that we can help reduce the daily bloodshed in our society by intervening sooner and supporting victims more fully.
Absolutely. Sometimes, people think that "sex ed" refers only to talking or teaching about sexual behavior, but that's not true. Sex education is an important way children and teens can learn positive, healthy interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
We know the moments that religious expression can turn into moral superiority can turn into assault. I was a little boy, and the protesters felt a moral superiority that gave them no inhibitions in their assault on me.
There is a great deal of misunderstanding about federal funding and Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood health centers are reimbursed for health services provided, just like all other hospitals and doctors.
I found the president's words on terrorism and ideology confusing and frustrating. He rightly said that Muslim leaders must combat extremist ideology; but Muslim leaders, clerics and non-clerics have already been doing so for years, in mosques and in many other organizations.
Last week, Planned Parenthood was the target of a tragic mass shooting when 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear killed three people and injured nine others.
Here's what I remember: the dingy office, the beige carpeting, the glasses my nurse wore, and sitting in a plastic chair while she confirmed my fears. She was very kind. She spoke to me quietly and patiently while I shook uncontrollably and accepted my fate.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s shameful grandstanding and naked aggression toward Muslims is an affront to the whole idea of the university and the responsibilities of the office of the university president.
If hundreds of women were gunning down hundreds of kids in schools, the budget reconciliation bill in Washington this week would include the amendment to defund Planned Parenthood that infringes on a woman's constitutional right to not bear a child and another amendment to infringe on her right to bear arms.
Last week's terrorism at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs won't stop Colorado state Sen. Kevin Lundberg from conducting hearings on the women's health organization and pushing for a state investigation.
You think you've had your fill of gun violence? This guy thinks otherwise.
We do not know who will next be taken in by toxic ideology and turn into a terrorist. You cannot spot a terrorist by religion, gender, income, or marital status. For once, the right and most advantageous responses coincide. Treat each person with a skeptical, rebuttable presumption of innocence.