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Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

Can We Have Sane Gun Control?

Can We Have Sane Gun Control?

Yes, We Can Have Sane Gun Control Without Trampling Gun Owners' Rights   The NRA is a problem for sane gun enthusiasts. By Joshua Holland, AtlerNet, December 14, 2012  | Editor's note: a version of this piece originally ran after the Minnesota Sikh Temple shootings in August. The United States is not the only country to experience the horrors of mass shootings. We are, however, the only society in which a serious discussion of tighter gun controls doesn't follow incidents ... Full Story

The History of the NRA/ALEC Gun Agenda

The History of the NRA/ALEC Gun Agenda

by Lisa Graves — December 15, 2012 - 12:32pm "We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," President Obama said in response to horrifying shooting massacre of 20 little children and six of their educators in Connecticut. "Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And ... Full Story

Notre Dame’s Real Dead Woman

Notre Dame’s Real Dead Woman

    Manti Te'o's soap opera moves the school's athletic director to tears, while Lizzy Seeberg's suicide is ignored.   By Irin Carmon January 19, 2013  | Less than a day into the Manti Te’o revelations, we’ve heard more about a fake dead girlfriend of a Notre Dame football player than a real dead girl. Lizzy Seeberg committed suicide, not long after being intimidated by Notre Dame football players for reporting a sexual assault by one of their teammates. ... Full Story

Neocon Nightmare:

Neocon Nightmare:

      The Truth Behind the Attacks on Chuck Hagel       By Arriana Huffington   If President Obama's second term includes decision making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign five years ago. In fact, the more ridiculous the claims being made by Hagel's critics become, the ... Full Story

The NRA’s Vision for America

The NRA’s Vision for America

    Ann Telnaes Animation Click on the image to watch the animation

Will the real NRA please stand up

Will the real NRA please stand up

  The Suprising Unknown History of the NRA For most of its history, the NRA supported gun control laws and did not see government as the enemy. By Steven Rosenfeld January 13, 2013  | For nearly a century after, its founding in 1871, the National Rifle Association was among America’s foremost pro-gun control organizations. It was not until 1977 when the NRA that Americans know today emerged, after libertarians who equated owning a gun with the epitome of freedom ... Full Story

Abortion is moral

Abortion is moral

  9 Ways to Beat the Patriarchal Christian Right   By Valerie Tarico Abortion is a moral, sacred choice, but the religious right has twisted the truth in an effort to maintain their patriarchal power. Here's how to win the conversation back. January 4, 2013  | Most Americans think of childbearing as a deeply personal or even sacred decision. So do most reproductive rights advocates. That is why we don’t think anybody’s boss or any institution should have a ... Full Story

NRA leader frustrated

NRA leader frustrated

    Frustrated Wayne LaPierre Thought Murder Of 20 Children By Crazed Gunman Would Have Blown Over By Now   FAIRFAX, VA—More than three weeks after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, annoyed NRA president Wayne LaPierre told reporters Monday that while he understands the seriousness of the tragedy, he had only assumed the senseless murder of 20 first-graders and six educators by a mentally unstable gunman would have blown over by ... Full Story

Republicans protecting rapists?

Republicans protecting rapists?

    Why Does Eric Cantor Want To Protect Rapists?   by Jessica Pieklo - January 3, 2013 There is no greater coward in Congress right now than House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Cantor and his GOP allies killed off the highly effective, highly popular Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this session over a provision that would give Native American tribes limited authority to prosecute non-Native Americans accused of domestic violence, sexual assault and ... Full Story

David Pakman on guns

David Pakman on guns

By David Pakman Immediately after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, out of control and often nonsensical debate about gun control made national headlines. After being silent for days, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre held a press conference at which he did not accept any responsibility for the role played by firearms availability and “gun culture,” a culture heavily supported by the NRA, in the mass shooting that took the lives of 20 children, 6 adults, ... Full Story

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