Ned Netterville, the NRA's mantra has long been an appeal for "people control" instead of gun control. The NRA always says "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." So, the NRA proposes controlling people . . . or it has no solution whatsoever; just more reckless and wanton death by disturbed people with guns.
William Godsey, what you imagine about reactions to the Boston bombings is hateful and untrue. Yet, that doesn't stop you from planting your foot in your own mouth, or writing utter nonsense about what you "imagine" other people are thinking.
To Charles O. Mason: Stop whining that opinions exist other than your own.
Clay Bennett is an editorial cartoonist, in the finest tradition of that form. His sketches are meant to be a bit controversial. They are not designed to salve the prejudices of those committed to right wing orthodoxy, like admirers of the late Maggie Thatcher.
Lauren Dray, you have the right to do whatever you want with your own body. Most of us reject having a bunch of men in the state legislature telling women what they have to do with theirs.
The abortion vote IS about a woman's right to decide what happens to, and within, her own body. What does "freedom" mean to a woman if she doesn't even have the right to make that choice?
The NRA says guns don't kill people, people kill people. So, its "solution" is to sell more guns and ammo while encouraging us to scrutinize, and report on, the mental health of all gun owners. Okay by me, but I wonder how many gun owners could pass a mental health exam. The NRA's "solution" sounds like a worse invasion into individual rights than banning the sale and transfer of assault weapons and mega ammo clips.
Lawrence Headrick, it sounds like you have been spray-painted with, or marinated in, the stuff depicted in Clay's cartoon.
And, I seem to remember something about the Bush girls partying in Aruba . . .
Not necessarily true that Passat prices will rise if the plant is unionized, or that workers will lose anything. VW's management model is to include employees in decision-making processes. I seriously doubt that VW wants to undermine itself. It's just being smart.
Byron Hendrix, you have swallowed some potent propaganda if you believe that American Progressives share the belief systems of North Korea's regime, or Venezuela's. Your saying it doesn't make it so.
But, I hope you and your Tea Party friends keep preaching such balderdash. That makes it easier to contrast the honest, constructive progressive agenda with the rabid, right-wing nonsense that would turn working men and women out into the cold, while protecting the ultra-rich and letting greedy corporations plunder and pollute our air, land and water.
I agree with Ikeithlu about the GOP's failure to douse the ugly, crazy, nasty, lying propaganda that has been spouted by the party's famous spokesmen (and women). The GOP seems to rely heavily on use of the "Big Lie" technique to sweep in the truly ignorant and gullible.
Yes, some fringe liberals have also gone "off the rails" with stupid comments, but they usually get called down for it. In the Republican Party, it seems the looniest, most fraudulent, and vilest views are considered commonplace, and met with winks and fond chuckles. That is what has most alienated me and many others who cannot respect a party that encourages (tacitly and otherwise) such violence to facts and civil discourse.