Why Americans love guns and don’t care about the blood

River of blood

Summary: As we mourn the latest crop of mass shooting deaths, let's push to understand the key reason for American's love of guns and indifference to the deaths they cause. Another day, another mass shooting in America. Like most of our problems, it results from our inability to see the world clearly, our indifference to … Continue reading Why Americans love guns and don’t care about the blood

A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Summary: It's another sign of America's decay. As adults, they are unlikely to change their values. Soon two generations of Americans won't value free speech . These young people are part of America, and eventually will be America. Let's fix this problem before it is too late. The Republic seems strong, rock-like, even eternal. But we … Continue reading A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Don’t just mourn. Remember what we know about guns.

Gun Control

Summary: Most of the discussion that follows each mass shooting ignores what we know about guns. Perhaps that is why America, alone among the world's developed nations, can't form effective policies to regulate guns. We pay for this ignorance in blood. These posts remind us of what we've learned. "The Terror of Our Guns" By David … Continue reading Don’t just mourn. Remember what we know about guns.

The Fed sounds a red alarm about rising inequality

Bumper sticker: inequality

Summary: The Fed gives us bad news about America. It should be headline news. More important, it should be news that shocks Americans into action. The process can begin with you.   Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2013 to 2016 Evidence from the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances. From the Federal Reserve Bulletin, … Continue reading The Fed sounds a red alarm about rising inequality

Watch the Democrats play while their cities bleed

River of blood

Summary: America has two major political parties. This series discusses their indifference to the concerns of most Americans and their slow descent into madness. Today let's look at the Democratic Party and the great American cities it governs. Here's a logo for many of America's cities: Democrats run most of them. They run most of America's great cities, whose … Continue reading Watch the Democrats play while their cities bleed