There Ought to Be a Better Law

There Ought to Be a Better Law

I wasn’t too surprised when do-it-yourself vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. The trial took place in Florida, after all. You have to be pretty stupid or reckless or both to be found guilty of murder in Florida. If you...
ALEC’s Comeuppance

ALEC’s Comeuppance

No one likes a smart aleck — or a stupid one, for that matter. A really stupid one is called ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, which masquerades as an “educational” group that simply assists state officials with policy research. In fact,...
Let’s Protect Children, Not Guns

Let’s Protect Children, Not Guns

The Children’s Defense Fund dedicated our report Protect Children, Not Guns 2012 to the memory of Trayvon Martin and the thousands of other children and teenagers killed by guns in America. Guns killed a total of 5,740 kids in 2008 and 2009, according to the...
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