by Amaury Nora Since the launch of the “global war on terror,” a large majority of Americans have been encouraged to cower under the pseudo-protective umbrella of a permanent Nation Security State. […]
Bad Day at Blacksburg
By Robert Silvey An angry person with a knife can kill one or two people. An angry person with a gun can kill 32. The carnage in Blacksburg yesterday was avoidable. Guns […]
A deep dive into the possible meanings of the phrase “well-regulated militia”
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?
Civil disobedience is now mandatory
“Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?” Last year I asked a simple question: why should I follow the law? Or maybe it isn’t so simple. But lately I’ve […]
Sentencing reform vs. Minority Report
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 […]
Well-regulated militias and gun control
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 WASR-10 rifle is a military weapon
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.
Two years of bigotry by Donald and his Administration
Donald is a hateful bigot, and his Administration has turned his bigotry and hate into official US policy.
Your Daily Devotional for June 19, 2019
Thank god we elected the guy whose own intelligence agencies keep him in the dark about their operations for fear that he’ll blab state secrets to Putin and Kim, and not the […]
U.S.-Mexico Relations Tea Leaf Reading
There are plenty of facts to be found. For this exercise in prognostication, I leave it to Dear Reader to find their own, connect them as they will, and make of the […]