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All Steeple, No Church

Does this structure look like a steeple with no church? My son thought so. Driving to the Nation's capital on a beautiful spring morning, I pointed it out from the distant heights across the Potomac on the George Washington Parkway. This white symbol of the Republic can be seen for miles. The seven-year-old meant little … Continue reading All Steeple, No Church

A List of People Who Also Should Be Armed

Amid all the fury and debate over whether or not to arm high school teachers in order to prevent the next deadly shooting spree, several relevant employment categories are being overlooked. A review of other recent abuses of heavy firepower in public places suggests the United States can only protect itself from itself by requiring itchy … Continue reading A List of People Who Also Should Be Armed

The NRA’s Chosen People

As I watched Charlton Heston lead the chosen people out of Egypt last night I wondered: in a remake of The Ten Commandments, would Ted Nugent play Moses? Nugent, whose awful music from the 1970s apparently qualifies him to talk down to us about such weighty matters as constitutional law, seems to be the NRA’s … Continue reading The NRA’s Chosen People

Eddie Eagle vs Joe Camel

I was perusing NRATV---yes, the NRA broadcasts 24 hours a day!---to choose my favorite 'freedom and firearm-related programming' for the afternoon. Did I want to hear Dan Bongino crack the code and expose 'the real agenda' behind March for Our Lives? Or would I rather get to know why Dana Loesch* thinks, in her simpleton's binary, … Continue reading Eddie Eagle vs Joe Camel

The Little League Coach

The calendar tells us that it's spring. But last Monday, the night before the season's first Little League practice, snow squalls filled the sky. Over the weekend the manager gathered us on a beautiful day for pizza and whiffle ball. Then our second practice got scrubbed for snow, a Nor'easter that eventually dumped half a … Continue reading The Little League Coach

National School Walkout

This requires very little comment on my part other than to say: The school system I fund through my taxes has expressed itself exactly as it should, and exactly as I would have done, if it were my call to make. This letter appears verbatim, bolded lines reflecting my emphasis. Well done, FCPS. FCPS does … Continue reading National School Walkout

March

This month we march. This month, we show our strength by taking to the streets. This month we demand action—not thoughts, not prayers, not false heroes—we demand action to prevent another mass murder by gunfire. You will know the brave ones as we march unarmed. And you will know the cowards by their callous, pandering, … Continue reading March

Gun Talk—COEXIST

This morning I wrote my representatives in Congress*, remembering the words of a strident conservative who came to my book talk looking to bristle with me over guns. ‘Call them by their first name,’ he said. ‘Reminds 'em who they work for.’ He told me at the outset, ‘I’m a shade right of Scalia,’ and noted … Continue reading Gun Talk—COEXIST

We Have Seen and We Have Said

Last month we were treated to countless rounds of being talked down to by law enforcement from Broward County, Florida after yet another completely avoidable massacre at the hands of an American citizen exercising his right to bear an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. 'If you see something, say something,' Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said … Continue reading We Have Seen and We Have Said