Nota Bene #115: RIP No. 32

“If you’re really pro-life, do me a favor—don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #109: You Can't Tuna Fish

“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it? Continue reading

The Summer of Hate provides a watershed moment for "reasonable Republicans"

I’m not a Republican, but I know many people who are. I have GOP friends, co-workers and family members, and for that matter I used to be a Republican myself. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, to be sure. But it’s true.

It’s no secret that I don’t agree with the GOP on much of anything these days, but there’s kind of an odd element to my conversations with Republican acquaintances lately: a lot of them profess significant disagreement with the platform and policies of their party, too.

Taken in a vacuum, this is hardly surprising. Continue reading

If you want real gun control, stop trying to control the sale and possession of guns

by JS O’Brien

The US Supreme Court has decided to rule on the constitutionality of a law that prohibits Washington, DC residents from owning handguns.  Naturally, the mainstream media and blogosphere have been quick to revive all the old arguments for and against gun control, rehash the history of the Second Amendment and the meanings of words like “militia” and “well regulated,” and pit rabid proponents for both sides against each other for our amusement.

Entertainment aside, the gun control advocates are not likely to get what they want from the Supreme Court this time, and there’s great doubt they ever will. Continue reading