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Are Guns in Schools a Good Idea? (plus Tweets)

The tweets of President Trump, the NRA, and many others are once again saying that what schools need is armed guards. Stoneman Douglas High School had a “Resource Officer.” He did nothing during the massacre. He was seen standing outside while there was firing going in inside. His job was to intervene in such situations. He did not. He has apparently resigned. This is the problem with these... read more

The US Enemies List (plus Tweets)

One of my recent tweets is a just-released Gallup poll. Since 2001, Gallup has asked USians an open-ended question about their country’s enemies. That question is, “What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today?” For the first time since asking this question, North Korea is at the top of the list. Not only is it at the top, but... read more

More Mass Murder of Children in the US (plus Tweets)

Seventeen children are dead in Florida and Trump tweets that it’s the FBI’s fault because they were too busy trying to find evidence he was colluding with Russia during the election campaign. WTF is wrong with this man? He went to Florida and met with the families of two of the victims for 35 minutes. Then he had a photo op with some of the first responders (which took longer), then he went to... read more

Update on the Rob Porter Scandal (plus Tweets)

Great news! Check out the ‘Cat Tweets’ section for a new Simon’s Cat video, released for Valentine’s Day, which is today in New Zealand. It’s cute, and had me laughing out loud twice. Now if you’re a single person too, you’ll understand how much I hate Valentine’s Day, but this video left me feeling good. On to the Rob Porter Scandal, which I wrote about a... read more

The Rob Porter Scandal

I begin writing this after watching Anderson Cooper’s interview on CNN with former White House staffer Rob Porter’s second wife, Jennifer Willoughby on 9 February (NZ time). Anyone who saw it who has been in an abusive relationship of any kind will recognize the feelings she expressed. For that reason, I place a great deal of credibility in what she said. White House presidential aide Porter... read more

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