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Did no editor find George Will’s column too offensive to print?

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has announced it will no longer carry George Will’s syndicated column: “Starting today, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson replaces George Will on Thursdays and Sundays.” The editor, Tony Messenger added: “The change has been under consideration for several months, but a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that … Continue reading

One way to end violence against women? Men stop beating women

A very special father’s day Washington Post column put forth the idea that violence against women would drop if women simply married their children’s biological father. The answer has been there all along, Married Dads! (With a nifty byline: The data show that #yesallwomen would be safer with fewer boyfriends around their kids). While it … Continue reading

America’s unique and tragic mix of guns and mental illness

In 2008, Vince Li, a mentally ill man on a bus passing through Manitoba committed an unspeakable crime. He heard voices, thought the man sleeping next to him was an Alien, and so attacked and beheaded Tim McLean who was on his way home to Winnipeg. Li was an untreated schizophrenic suffering from paranoid delusions. … Continue reading

Getting the NRA to protect my right to bear biological weapons

There’s been lots of talk about how the right to own semi-automatic guns and rifles is protected under the 2nd Amendment. The NRA and many gun aficionados feel that owning a semi-automatic weapon is a right of the people not to be infringed upon. And anyway, according to many people who support semi-automatic weapon ownership … Continue reading

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