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Young Heroes in America May. 23, 2019

Daily Editorials

The American essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "The hero is commonly th... Read More

No One Fears a Silent Majority May. 09, 2019

Connie Schultz

The first bullet hit 21-year-old Riley Howell in the torso. He kept going. So the gunman shot him a... Read More

Be Honest -- And Take Steps to Get Better Feb. 21, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My girlfriend of two years has just asked whether we should move in together. I am curre... Read More

Bogus Gun Research Feb. 20, 2019

John Stossel

Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an "emergency" to buil... Read More

Short Takes on Judges Who Talk First, Think Later Feb. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Red-Faced Blackface Gucci has pulled from shelves its "blackface sweater," which was pretty much exa... Read More

You're Nobody Until Somebody (White) Kills You Jan. 17, 2019

Armstrong Williams

Social media rang with righteous indignation over the senseless killing of Jazmine Barns, who was sh... Read More

The Whimsical Illogic of 'Assault Weapon' Bans: The Category Is Defined by Politicians, Who Focus on Looks Rather Than Function Jan. 16, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Since 1996, Gallup has been asking Americans whether they support a ban on "assault weapons." Gallup... Read More

Stand Up for Yourself Jan. 02, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I received a B on an algebra test because I missed one of the assigned problems. But th... Read More

Stop Ignoring Double Jeopardy: The Supreme Court Should Reconsider the Misbegotten Dual Sovereignty Doctrine Dec. 05, 2018

Jacob Sullum

No one disputes that Terance Gamble, who was convicted of second-degree robbery in 2008, broke the l... Read More

Americans Don't Appreciate Their Freedom Nov. 15, 2018

Daily Editorials

Here's a shock: Almost half of Americans cannot name a single right protected by the First Amendment... Read More

Demand Action to Stop Deadly Shootings Nov. 13, 2018

Daily Editorials

Our country can't continue like this. The past few weeks feel like the United States has hit a new l... Read More

Why Are the Police Caught Flat-Footed by Right-Wing Extremism? Because They Are Right-Wing Extremists. Nov. 09, 2018

Ted Rall

Not for the first time, nor the last, the U.S. has recently been hit by a wave of political violence... Read More

Gun Control Becomes Speech Control Aug. 08, 2018

Jacob Sullum

In a recent editorial demanding censorship of legal, unclassified information about firearms, The Wa... Read More

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings Mar. 15, 2018

Laura Hollis

More information has been released about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who stormed into Marjory Ston... Read More

All Schools Must Boost Security Mar. 12, 2018

Daily Editorials

It's impossible to imagine the horror of sending one's child to school in the morning and never gett... Read More

If You're Trying to Ban Guns, the Least You Could Do Is Learn the Basics Mar. 09, 2018

David Harsanyi

The Washington Post recently published an op-ed by writer Adam Weinstein in which he argues that Sec... Read More

When the NRA is Under Fire Feb. 23, 2018

Daily Editorials

When it comes to buying political influence, the National Rifle Association stands in a league of it... Read More

The National Scourge Comes to Parkland Feb. 19, 2018

Daily Editorials

Sometimes we think about creating a template in the computer system for writing about mass shootings... Read More

On The One Hand, Gun Violence; On The Other Hand, Gun Control Feb. 16, 2018

Ted Rall

On the one hand, because it's the 18th school shooting so far this year, the news that another psych... Read More