Keith Lesmeister grew up around guns, believes in the 2nd Amendment, and believes we need more laws controlling them. — The shooting range outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a long narrow strip that’s been bulldozed flat and surrounded by high dirt walls and a dirt backdrop, and beyond that a dense forest. Yardage markers […]
The expiry at midnight, Sunday of three key provisions of the Patriot Act has thrown Washington into turmoil and halted surveillance programs – a panel of scholars gives their verdicts.
Having worked in Baghdad for the Constitutional Support Program, Sara Johnson-Steffey reflects on a moment in time while wondering – did we forget about Iraq? — I sometimes find myself remembering the sounds of Iraq. The call to prayer, five times daily, piercing the haze of the air, a tinny shriek of bad amplifiers resounding […]
Matthew Rozsa argues that it’s time for Americans to pay their debt to non-whites suffering from racial discrimination.
Matthew Rozsa believes North Korea’s threat to Sony challenges the very essence of our democratic freedoms.
With all the controls we put in place to protect our kids and manage their behavior while young, why are we allowing them to use deadly firearms?
Should suing the President be limited and impeachment reserved for the constitutional definition of “treason,bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors”?
Are threats and intimidation the M.O. of gun rights activists? Chris Hicke delves into one of the more divisive topics facing our nation today.
While you chewed your Betty Rubble vitamin, what else happened in 1996?
A Florida candidate for local office recently said President Obama should go “straight to the gallows”. Paul Blest on what he meant and why no one should be surprised.
Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.
Shows like Scandal and House of Cards make for interesting entertainment, but they tell us little about how politics actually works.
There is an ongoing slaughter in America that is a result of the easy access and availability of guns. Should we change something 220 years later?