The very first things I wrote about the internet were dark: hate groups, right wing extremists, and their ability to do harm in cyberspace. Twenty-three years ago I began an academic relationship […]
There are 21 senses and subsenses of the adverb “well,” not all of which can apply to the phrase “well-regulated militia.” Which ones apply and why?
Every religion has its moderates and its radicals, including the American civil religion. Gun rights fundamentalists its radicals, and woe be unto those who question the revealed Truth of the Forefathers.
Hooray. It’s 2020. An election year. A year when we’re probably more likely than ever to share what we think about the state of things while wrestling with the choices presented to […]
Shocked, shocked I am to see good intentions go off the rails You know, it seems like only yesterday a particularly odd combination of Americans was aligned on at least one point…the […]
For any militia to be “well-regulated,” it requires standards, training, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to remove people from its ranks. In other words, it requires rules, aka “regulations.”
The only functional difference between an AK-47 and the WASR-10 (and any of a dozen similar firearms) is the rate of fire. But given the size of the magazine and the lethality of the weapons, that’s a distinction without a difference.
Donald is a hateful bigot, and his Administration has turned his bigotry and hate into official US policy.
PBS News Hour reports: Why Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty of murdering Iraqi captive. When the King of All Dumpster Fires tweeted support, I knew Gallagher was guilty. At […]