Dear Mr. Bad Guy: Turn Over Your Guns, Would You Please? (Or, Why Gun Control Won’t Work)

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On Wednesday, June 17, a 21-year-old white man by the name of Dylann Roof entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire, killing six women and three men including the church's pastor, State Senator Clementa Pinckney.On Thursday, June 18, President Obama spoke to the press about the Charleston church shooting, and used the opportunity to take a swing at opponents of gun control.  "We don't have all the f … [Read more...]

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President Obama Lights a Candle for Our Lady

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President Obama has visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, where he paused to light a candle before the Virgin Mary.Crux has the story of the unexpected presidential visit to a Catholic shrine: The president was on his way to the airport after attending a Democratic fundraiser the night before and spending the morning at the National Hurricane Center....Obama is the first sitting US president to visit. And Dominguez had barely an hour to prepare. He was in a … [Read more...]

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Where Is America’s Black President While Baltimore Burns?

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Where are America's true black leaders while Baltimore burns?  I understand that the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was fatally injured while in police custody, is a serious problem which must be investigated.  But what we're witnessing--the multiple injuries, the thousands (millions?) of dollars of damage, the looting and vandalism, the destruction to the city's reputation for years to come--is not "justice."What's happening is that enraged vigilantes and opportunistic t … [Read more...]

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