By Winston Smith It is yet another week and there is yet again another mass shooting. On April 22, 2018, a man entered a Nashville Waffle House and killed 4 people. It has been less than a month since John … Continue reading Should We Repeal the Second Amendment?
Samuel Clemens, Guest Writer Despite entire careers built on leveling this criticism at the left, the reactionary right seems to fundamentally misunderstand what Freedom of Speech is, and the rights that it confers. The First Amendment of the Constitution says: … Continue reading Op/Ed – A Dangerous Conflation: Freedom of Speech is Not Freedom From Consequences
John O. Sullivan A few months ago, the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Boyd Rutherford, a man not nearly as interesting as his name, began a video series entitled “Mundane but Meaningful,” where he tackles issues which are important, but, well, … Continue reading Mundane but Meaningful: National Debt
-By Winston Smith When [it] began, all of the networks were getting these hate-mail letters because people’s soap operas were being interrupted for the Simpson trial. But then what happened was the people who liked soap operas got addicted to … Continue reading Media Influence on Trials
By John O. Sullivan So, fair warning, this is coming from a place mostly of emotion. I really can’t do this anymore. The school shootings have to stop. Whatever else we might have to say, we can all agree … Continue reading Op/Ed: I can’t do this any more
By Winston Smith “Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.” Elizabeth Fry The law imposes limitations on our actions, and, therefore, the behaviors that we have. In its most ideal sense, the law … Continue reading Equity of Punishment
Today, Pennsylvanians in the 18th district go to the polls to select their new congressman. But does this election have national implications? Continue reading PA Special Election: Same Song, Different Verse?
By Winston Smith Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. ― Groucho Marx The United States is structured in such a way that there are two major … Continue reading Truth in Policy
A mere 8 months from reelection, it appears that Governor Larry Hogan has it in the bag. But does he? Continue reading Governor Hogan: Set for Reelection?
By Winston Smith I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them. – Maya Angelou The new normal. This is a phrase that we have all heard said constantly during the coverage of the latest … Continue reading Guns in America