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Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

March 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the debate over gun control rages on in the wake of last year’s horrific mass shootings, New York lawmakers have proposed what they see as a compromise. A new bill in the State Assembly would make a $1 million insurance policy mandatory for gun owners. Many other states are considering similar legislation. The...

United States must provide information on drone program

United States must provide information on drone program

February 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

There is finally good news concerning the debate over drones. The Obama administration would probably point to what they see as military successes as proof of the effectiveness of drones... However, I think the deaths of civilians and the ominous reliance on machines outweighs those victories. But now...

Ban against gay Boy Scouts should be lifted

February 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Boy Scouts of America, a group that is meant to educate and empower young men through team-building and outdoor education activities, has been mired in scandal for the last few years because of its ban on gay members and troop leaders. Over the years, gay fathers have been forced to stop participating...