Yale law professor Dan Kahan has persuasively argued that the reason why we seem like two ships passing in the night when debating gun issues is because people disagree about the facts, as they see them: Gun-control proponents argue that greater restrictions will promote public safety by reducing ... More >>
The mother of 19-year-old Justin Carter is still collecting signatures -- 134,927 at last count -- trying to enlist supporters to keep her son from being labeled a terrorist and sentenced to prison. She began working on this as a plea for her son's release from a New Braunfels prison when an anon ... More >>
Rick Perry has adopted a more behind-the-scenes approach this time around. That doesn't mean he hasn't been busy.
In response to President Barack Obama's executive orders mostly relating to the sale and possession of firearms, Governor Rick Perry issued a release that sounds like it was pulled directly from the talking points of the National Rifle Association, which isn't all that surprising considering his sup ... More >>
An open letter to political extremists: You are your own worst enemies.
There's never a right time to be racist. There's also never a right time to be insensitive to a recent tragedy. And there's really never a right time to be both, especially in a social media forum like Twitter. So let's just say that now former University of North Alabama football player Bradley Pa ... More >>
Dear Political Extremists, I'm going to imagine you've been bound and gagged for a few minutes because I assume if you were not, you would run roughshod over my attempts to speak with you in a reasonable tone. You talk (and type) a lot, you know that? And this is coming from someone who has more th ... More >>
The devastating news that a gunman or gunmen terrorized an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning killing reportedly as many as 20 people including children has left an entire country reeling. School shootings are rare even if they feel all too common, but one that involves element ... More >>