Tag: National Rifle Association

Generation Z Must Take the Media Back

It’s the only way to keep this moment–and this momentum–going. When the nationwide youth demonstrations against gun violence in the wake of the February 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida, began, I must admit that I actually had a cynical reaction: how many of these teenagers, I wondered, would abandon their social conscience twenty-five years from… Read more »

The Spirit of ‘08

It could be the ultimate anniversary celebration. The 2018 midterm elections will be held just two days after the tenth anniversary of Barack Obama’s trailblazing victory over John McCain. The memory of that moment could well inspire two groups of voters: those who demanded hope and change a decade ago, and those who were too… Read more »

Republicans, Armed with Thoughts and Prayers After Texas

Nothing changed after Newtown. Nothing changed after Orlando. Nothing changed after Las Vegas. Sadly, nothing will change after this: A gunman wearing all black and a ballistic vest opened fire with a rifle outside a small Baptist church in rural Texas and continued firing inside the building on Sunday, killing at least 26 people and… Read more »

They’re Not ‘Mass Shootings.’ They’re Republican Shootings.

They have no shame. They will never have any shame. The Republican Party–that foul entity that surrendered its dignity to the NRA and the arms industry decades ago–is, for all intents and purposes, an unindicted co-conspirator in the deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas one week ago tonight. The GOP’s steadfast refusal to consider… Read more »

Will Steve Scalise Show James Brady’s Courage?

It couldn’t possibly happen, could it? It has been just over two weeks since a would-be assassin tried to take the life of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in Virginia, the first time in six years that a sitting member of Congress has fallen victim to gun violence. Scalise will likely never return to Congress; the… Read more »