Gun Violence in the US

This week, we lost 49 Americans to a senseless act of gun violence.  The shooter’s motives are hard to fathom.  He was an ISIS sympathizer and a homophobe. He was also a domestic abuser, a roid-head and an asshat.  He could have gone on his shooting spree for any number of reasons.  Indeed, the night before, a promising young musical artist was shot by someone for no apparent reason at all.  The issue is not that these men were crazy, or evil, or just deluded.  The problem is that they were lethal.  We made it WAY too easy for them to walk into a gun store, buy a ...

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The Real Threat from ISIS

As could be expected, the reactionary backlash over the Paris attacks has begun. To date, there is no credible evidence that any of the terrorists were Syrian refugees. A Syrian passport found in the rubble simply does not a case make. MANY, if not most, of the Syrian refugees are traveling without passports, and it is altogether possible that the passport did NOT belong to a bomber. Hard to believe that a terrorist would cary ID...you know...to make it easier on investigators. So far, the evidence shows that all of the attackers were from Europe. So let's start there. ...

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Je Suis Charlie

Satire, ridicule, irreverence, humor…they are fundamental to our right to free speech. We will not be intimidated by those who seek to destroy our freedom of expression.  

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