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I Pledge Allegiance to…

Pro footballers aren't the only ones questioning what it means to practice freedom of expression. Take this scene from Patchworks, released Thursday from Moonshine Cove Publishing, in which two federal bureaucrats dispute the meaning of loyalty. For the rakish Brad Harcourt it means standing beside his desk every day and pledging allegiance to the flag, … Continue reading I Pledge Allegiance to…

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we're not, amiright? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ1VorN9Cl0 Got soul.

Comic Relief for Troubled Times

Taking aim at the institutions we once trusted to save us from ourselves. Out Today. AMERICA'S NEXT GUN MASSACRE IS INEVITABLE.  Unless one government intern can make a miracle of his odd DC jobs. Gabriel Dunne's internship has him tracking gun violence in America. But before he can start, boss Chloe tasks him with planning … Continue reading Comic Relief for Troubled Times

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09-21-17

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America's next gun massacre is inevitable. Unless one government intern makes a miracle of his odd jobs in Washington, DC. This week.

The Paneless Window Washer

The air and leaves outside turn to fall. In the week ahead we'll celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Navrathri, and the official start of Autumn. I'll hold the first book discussion for my debut novel, 18 months old already. My Foreign Service colleagues and I will start the annual ritual of progress into new jobs, new countries, … Continue reading The Paneless Window Washer

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America's next gun massacre is inevitable.

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The NRA Wants You(r money)

Filosofa's Word

In early 2016, President Obama proposed certain minimal gun regulations aimed at reducing gun violence.  It was mainly aimed at making sure gun sales via the internet and gun shows followed the same regulations for background checks, etc., as those who had a physical nexus.  But, of course, the nation went ballistic, claiming that Obama was trying to ‘take their guns away’.  And what do you think happened?  Gun sales, which had been on the rise for the past decade, soared, of course.

Jeb Bush said Obama’s plan would take away the rights of someone “selling a gun out of their collection, a one-off gun”. Marco Rubio says Obama’s plan is to “take away our guns.” And in the light of all this mis-understood rhetoric, gun sales soared.

gun sales 2005-2016.jpgAnd then came Donald Trump.  As I wrote in a July column under Trump, gun sales declined by 17% during Trump’s first…

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America's next gun massacre is inevitable.