| May 3, 2013
| 11:39 AM
It was Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania who indicated that there was another, less savory Senate motive for defeating universal background checks for gun purchases last week.
All this time, many of us had assumed that the dogged preservation of the...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Terrorism, whether practiced in the U.S. or overseas, can be defined as a deliberate act of violence to instill fear in a target audience. We fight terrorism when we stay calm but resolute; we abet terrorists when our response is to panic or try to foment...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, I was thinking how thankful we, the American people, should be that the right to bear bombs was not included in the Second Amendment.
If bombs were part of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Before the horrific tragedy in Newtown claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators, I didn't pay much attention to the National Rifle Association.
As a three-term member of Congress, I certainly had caught wind of the mythology surrounding the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It is easy to dismiss the report released Tuesday by the National Rifle Association-financed school safety task force as nothing but an effort to change the topic from the broader issue of gun violence or especially gun control (even the watered-down...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Under the law of products liability, every industry that sells consumer products is fully responsible to make those products free from design or manufacturing defects, and we are all safer because of that. Every industry except one. Ironically that...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Your recent article about the difficulty college students have at campus mental health centers should be mailed to Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association ("Students struggle for mental health services," March 8).
Mr. LaPierre contends...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Apr 1, 2012
Whenever you hear about a psychic being arrested, the natural question is: Why didn't she see that coming? Conservatives who raise dire alarms about what will happen in Barack Obama's second term face a similar problem. They need him to lose so their...