More Mayors Add Voices For Gun Control

New York City’s Michael Bloomberg may have been the most outspoken mayor on gun control since the Friday shooting in Newtown, Conn., left than two dozen people dead, his company is growing as the official association of the nation’s mayors has joined the chorus for stronger regulation of the nation’s firearms. Bloomberg, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and several others have sent an open letter to President Obama and the Congress calling for stronger gun laws, a reversal of the culture of violence in this country, a commission to examine violence in the nation, and more adequate funding for the mental health system. “Again and again and again, Americans are stunned by senseless acts of violence involving … Continue reading

Countdown to SCOTUS Apocalypse

And, now that the “Alter Boys” have formed a stable, if vicious, majority in 5-4 decisions for the past several years, I think we can all see how completely unjustified my alarm was. A religious creed is a very powerful epistem0logical engine, as important to the working of the brain as UNIX, Linux or Windows is to the operation of your computer. Continue reading