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With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They're in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case

The USA Patriot Act was passed with much fanfare last October, but it was soon clear that lawmakers passed the package without examining all the parts.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

The author may be contacted regarding this piece at JonWiener@hotmail.com.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.

I saw a puzzling banner on the door of a restaurant the other day. It
was a flag flanked by two aphorisms: God bless America and America bless
God.

Blogs

Wayne LaPierre failed to offer a reasonable alternative to gun control—and worse, made his opposition seem downright villainish. 

December 21, 2012

Once again, the media has absolutely failed us in keeping our government accountable on gun policy.

December 21, 2012

During a press conference, the NRA's president seemed to blame everything for mass shootings in America, except guns.

December 21, 2012

At the federal and state levels, some politicians are encouragingly willing to tackle gun control.

December 20, 2012

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, some companies are distancing themselves from guns.

December 20, 2012

In the wake of a national tragedy, how do we have a productive conversation about how to keep our country safe?

December 19, 2012

The massacre in Newtown struck the nation with grief, but kids have been getting killed by guns in massive numbers for years without much media attention.

December 19, 2012

Walmart hasn’t stopped the sale of a single gun in the wake of Sandy Hook, even though many other stores have. 

December 18, 2012

The urge to pull children from schools and arm oneself may be understandable, but we need to come together for solutions.

December 18, 2012