Another week, another mass shooting. And another round of desultory debate.
This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson observes that gun control would be a lot easier if law-abiding gun owners would lend a hand. And Khalil Bendib marks up that “well regulated militia” the founders envisioned with the faces of mass shooters.
Also this week — just in time for fall — it’s pitchfork season.
Josh Hoxie brings back Dickens: It’s the best time for a few in America, but the worst time for many more. If you didn’t read that book, it didn’t end well.
Also in the pitchfork vein, I marvel at how openly a few Republicans have admitted that their tax plan is unpopular, but they have to pass it because donors want it. And Jim Hightower calls out Amazon’s shakedown of local communities.
- Republicans Admit Their Tax Plan Is All About Rich Donors / Peter Certo
It’s unpopular. It’s expensive. But the donors want it.
- The Best of Times, The Worst of Times / Josh Hoxie
It’s the best time for a few in America, the worst for many more. If you didn’t read that book, it didn’t end well.
- Gun Control Shouldn’t Be This Hard / Jill Richardson
We can prevent gun deaths while protecting gun rights. It would be nice if gun enthusiasts would help.
- No Corporate Welfare for Amazon / Jim Hightower
The company doesn’t need or deserve a handout from the 238 cities prostrating themselves before it.
- A Well-Regulated Militia / Khalil Bendib