Thoughts & Views: To the NRA: Here’s a battle you can join

Here’s a public service message to all those Second Amendment advocates from the National Rifle Association: I respect your right to bear arms, although I certainly don’t think the framers of the Constitution had in mind the kind of heavy assault weapons we have seen deranged killers and terrorists have… Continue Reading

Thoughts & Views: What about our homeless people?

It’s rather interesting that the terror attacks in Paris a few weeks ago have opened up a discussion in this country that largely gets overlooked — homelessness. It’s become an issue in the United States because politicians across the globe are now debating whether it’s truly safe to admit… Continue Reading

Thoughts & Views: ‘They called it Passchendaele’

As Veterans Day was nearing, we were feeding our obsession with World War I by re-reading some history of that horrific conflict. Yes, all war is horrific, but the sheer futility of much of the Western Front combat, the staggering number of casualties, the monumental stupidity of certain commanders make the… Continue Reading