Maybe it’s time to start using the words that the NRA has turned into unmentionables.
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Some bad ideas just won’t go away. Last month the Brookings Institution joined the recent chorus of voices calling for compulsory voting in federal elections. The authors prefer the softer term “universal,” but it’s the same mischief: Vote or be punished.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush came under criticism recently when asked how the GOP could appeal to black voters. “Our message is one of hope and aspiration,” he said. “It isn’t one of division and ‘Get in line, and we’ll take care of you with free stuff.’”
Last year, I decided that I want an Audi. Not just any Audi, I want an Audi A5 Cabriolet in black, preferably with black and purple rims. And, if that falls through, I will accept an Audi S5.
TAPS Public Transit’s new leadership is already falling down on the transparency promise it made in a post to its website Monday.
Nate Beeler cartoon on Mars and water.
The defenders of unfettered access and use of guns constantly claim it’s their constitutional right. Does it matter? We have no constitutional right to drive cars or fly airplanes, but we recognize the necessity of regulations for public safety. Over 70 percent of Americans support stronger gun regulations, but no congressional action comes from politicians who fear retribution at the ballot box by gun extremists. Extremists cheered on by the NRA, an organization that has come to be recognized for their radical opposition to any safety regulations placed on guns.
Another senseless shooting spree followed by the political tripe from both sides seems to be the standard that we’re to expect.
In 2013, CNN Opinion rounded up a selection of op-eds from both sides of the gun debate on mass killings in America. In 2015, the debate continues to rage, with highly publicized shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lafayette, Roanoke and now the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon, where 10 were killed and 20 injured. Where are we today on guns and mass shootings?
As summer faded away and autumn swept in, it seemed there was an online epidemic. Everyone on my Facebook feed seemed to be in a sudden panic that summer was ending and nothing major had happened to them yet. I believe this is the reason my news feed became cluttered with announcements on births, pregnancy, marriages, divorces and engagements. Right on the heels of these announcements came my other friends, most of whom are single, who announced their adoptions of a new fur baby.