Cartoon: The party of Lincoln
Jul28

Cartoon: The party of Lincoln

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Lafayette shooting renews debate on movie theater security
Jul25

Lafayette shooting renews debate on movie theater security

Moviegoer Melissa Holt took in a screening of the animated film “Minions” at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Friday with little worry about her safety. But the day after the deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., Holt said she’d be OK with additional security measures at multiplexes. “If that’s something they need… graphic via...

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What Should Gun Laws Look Like?
Jul24

What Should Gun Laws Look Like?

By Kevin Purcell There has been significant movement on some hot button issues over the last five to ten years. Some top leaders in both parties have evolved relatively quickly, as have many/most Americans. I think we can also see significant movement when it comes to updated, common sense guns laws. There is no shortage of comments pages and posts over the last couple decades full of well-deserved anger calling for gun control and...

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Gunman opens fire in Louisiana movie theater: three dead, seven injured
Jul24

Gunman opens fire in Louisiana movie theater: three dead, seven injured

Update as of 12:09 a.m. EDT: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal arrived at a hospital where victims of the Lafayette movie theatre shooting are being treated, according to local reports. Jindal called for prayers for the families of those killed in Thursday shooting. “This is an awful night for Lafayette. This is an awful night for...

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The Grin of a Fool: Gun Control and the NRA
Jul11

The Grin of a Fool: Gun Control and the NRA

A white racist with strong sympathies for the Confederacy and segregation walks into a black church in Charleston, S.C., talks with a welcoming congregation for about an hour, and then murders nine of them. The response by the nation is to discuss the Confederate battle flag, and why it should be removed from society. An undocumented citizen who was deported five times gets a stolen handgun from a federal officer and murders a...

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Cartoon: Charleston 9
Jun25

Cartoon: Charleston 9

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The right to be free from guns
Jun25

The right to be free from guns

WASHINGTON — Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said “Enough” after Sandy Hook. We thought the moment for action had come. Yet nothing happened. We are saying “Enough” after Charleston. But this time, we don’t even expect anything to happen. What’s needed is a...

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Cartoon: Too soon to do something about guns?
Jun25

Cartoon: Too soon to do something about guns?

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What Christie didn’t say about Charleston (Guest Editorial)
Jun24

What Christie didn’t say about Charleston (Guest Editorial)

We heard Gov. Chris Christie condemn the church shootings in Charleston, S.C., and speak forthrightly about racism. But what he didn’t say also spoke volumes. There was nothing about the Confederate flag that still waves on the capitol grounds; nothing about taking any action against gun violence. On that first point, at least, other Republicans...

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The Charleston Massacre: ‘While GOP Candidates Stammer…’
Jun23

The Charleston Massacre: ‘While GOP Candidates Stammer…’

I do not often cut-and-paste large sections of articles from a leading newspaper. However, the facts that I am on travel and that an excellent article sometimes cannot/should not be paraphrased prompts me to quote parts of Anne Gearan’s “While GOP candidates stammer, Clinton directly confronts race,” in today’s Washington Post. First, Gearan laments that few of the nearly two dozen politicians running for president stepped forward to...

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Cartoon: Rebel Flag
Jun22

Cartoon: Rebel Flag

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Church killer spawned by a racist society (Guest Voice)
Jun21

Church killer spawned by a racist society (Guest Voice)

Church killer spawned by a racist society By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California (SDONA) –That scary-eyed, sick young man in Charleston who sat among God-fearing people in church for an hour and then began to murder them says he wanted to start a racial war. Really? That war is well under way and even that factoid hasn’t crossed your little Nazi brain. All you did was to create nine new angels of color in the heaven who, unlike the...

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Cartoon: NOTCHES
Jun20

Cartoon: NOTCHES

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Watch: Dylann Roof Faces The Families Of His Victims
Jun19

Watch: Dylann Roof Faces The Families Of His Victims

Dylann Roof, the confessed shooter who gunned down nine black people in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, faced his victims’ families today. Roof showed no emotion as family members addressed him . Some expressed angers, others offered forgiveness. CNN reports: Magistrate James Gosnell Jr. informed Roof of what will happen next for him...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: South Carolina Church Shooting and the NRA
Jun19

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: South Carolina Church Shooting and the NRA

South Carolina Church Shooting and the NRA by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –NRA board member blames Charleston shooting deaths on pastor’s vote against guns in churches –NRA board member blasts reverend killed in Charleston attack –The legal loophole that allowed Dylann Roof to get a gun –It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males –Piers Morgan (on...

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The Rejection of Multi-Culturalism
Jun19

The Rejection of Multi-Culturalism

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s tragic mass killing of nine African-American church goers by Dylann Roof, both the left and the right have used this incident to try to push their political agenda. Most pundits and writers from the left, including President Obama, are pushing for stricter gun control. Others are pushing for the removal of South Carolina’s flag which still includes the symbol of the Confederacy. Pundits from...

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Cartoon: NRA Bible Study
Jun19

Cartoon: NRA Bible Study

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Now, with Charleston, we mourn again (Guest Editorial)
Jun19

Now, with Charleston, we mourn again (Guest Editorial)

The following editorial appeared on The Charlotte Observer website the morning of Thursday, June 18: ——— So now we mourn. We mourn for nine men and women killed Wednesday during a prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. We mourn for their husbands and wives, their children and their families, including Charlotte’s… graphic via...

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Cartoon: Church Shooting
Jun19

Cartoon: Church Shooting

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Remember Mother Emanuel
Jun18

Remember Mother Emanuel

WASHINGTON — Maybe it was white rage that provoked a young man to kill nine innocent worshipers as they prayed. Maybe it was mental illness or some other twisted motivation. The one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun. The gun is what ties the unspeakable atrocity in Charleston, S.C., to the long and apparently never-ending list of mass shootings in this country. We know them by their place names...

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