Hypocrite Ted Cruz Might Be a Big Fan of Background Checks for At Least One Gun Owner

It’s no secret that when it comes to any and all mention of gun regulations, Republicans feverishly oppose practically everything. Even a regulation as simple as requiring background checks on all gun purchases – a move supported by the vast majority of Americans – is something that’s been blocked by Republicans in Congress. That shows […]

3 Things Republicans Have Blocked That Americans Support More Than The Keystone XL Pipeline

One of the biggest talking points Republicans like to use as it relates to the Keystone XL pipeline (aside from their lies about jobs) is that the American people overwhelmingly support this project and want to see it built. To be fair, that’s pretty much true. About 65 percent of Americans surveyed said they support the […]

UCSB Victim’s Father Delivers Powerful Rebuke to the NRA: ‘Stop This Madness!’ (Video)

Mass shootings in this country are becoming far too common.  Another tragedy spawned by some sick individual who had easy access to a firearm.  Every time one of these tragedies happens it inevitably brings about the “gun debate” which gets us absolutely nowhere in this country. And following the comments made by shooting victim Chris […]

10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican, 3rd Edition

I told everyone I was going to make this a once a month feature and here it is.  I’ve gotten decent feedback by people who’ve asked conservatives these questions, so I’m hoping most of you are enjoying the column. If you haven’t seen the first two editions, here they are: 10 Questions Every Liberal Should […]

President Obama Uses Executive Actions on Background Checks for Gun Purchases

I can just see people reading this headline and jumping to conclusions about, “Dictator Obama violating the Constitution to attack the gun rights of Americans!”  Particularly conservatives who very rarely know the facts about anything related to the president, instead relying on misinformation, lies and fear mongering from the right-wing media. Any time they see […]

A Year After the Newtown Massacre, Gun Nuts are Still Nutty

Despite what most conservatives who might read my articles think, I’m actually a pretty sensible person.  I’m much more of a “centrist” than I am a “true liberal.”  I just subscribe to the idea that while some principles shouldn’t be compromised, you have to be honest with yourself about what those should be. Take for […]

You’ll Never Believe Who Republicans Are Now Blaming for the Navy Yard Shooting

It goes without saying that Republicans would probably find some way to blame President Obama for the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, and I’m sure many do.  What I didn’t expect was for many of them to skip back thirteen years to try to blame former President Bill Clinton. But that’s exactly what many of them […]

Enough is Enough: Two Bills Overwhelmingly Supported by Americans, Killed in Congress by Republicans

I’m not here to write an ideological breakdown about whether or not universal background checks would make a difference or the good or bad of immigration reform.  What I find alarming is that the vast majority of Americans, both Republican and Democrat, support both measures—yet we still can’t get them passed. That should be alarming to every […]

Don’t Let The New Republic Fool You, The NRA’s Not Going Down Without a Fight

As I was reading the newest cover piece from The New Republic  titled “This Is How the NRA Ends,” I found myself filled with guarded optimism. In it, Alec Macgillis details several compelling reasons why the NRA’s influence in Washington may be waning. Recent polls show that some Senators have lost support after their “no” votes […]

The Radical President Who Hated Our Second Amendment

How dare any president think they have the right to trample all over our Constitution? It’s inexcusable for someone who’s elected by the people to believe that they are above our Constitution, the very fabric which built this great nation. So, a shooting happened.  Is that really a reason for some knee-jerk emotional reaction which […]