From the NRA hymnal

— Much of the immediate anger over the racially motivated shootings of nine innocent people in the basement of Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church was directed at the Confederate battle flag that flew over South Carolina’s capitol grounds, as...

Still alive and kickin’

— Republicans have tried six ways from Sunday to repeal, defund, hobble, gut and otherwise kill the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. King v. Burwell, decided yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the Obama administration, was likely the...

Pick and choose

— Republicans and th right have been taking justifiable flak from the Democrats and the left for playing pick-and-choose with regard to Catholicism. Pope Francis’ repeated warnings about global economic inequality, the dangers of unbridled capitalism and...

Profiles in cowardice

— Following last week’s shootings in Charleston, SC, GOP officials and candidates have been tripping over each other in a headlong rush to distance themselves from the Confederate battle flag. Some laud this as an act of political courage. I disagree....