In the days and weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, the National Rifle Association has repeatedly stated that many Bostonians who did not possess guns probably wished that they had them in their homes during the tense "shelter in place" manhunt. That statement is in large part a straw-man argument. Much of what occurred during those unfortunate days disproves the NRA's usual narrative about guns and public safety.
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away.
The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Monday, May 20:
In the uproar about making the morning-after contraceptive known as Plan B available to our daughters, there has been no similar outcry about condoms and our sons. Anyone of any age can walk into a drugstore - as well as most grocery and big-box stores - and buy condoms. If you want to remain anonymous, you can pay cash; no ID is required. If you're too embarrassed to face the checkout clerk, use the self-check aisle or, for $17.97, get a box of 100 - flavored or with "added sensations," even - delivered to your door in a plain brown box.
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday, May 22:
Message to the president: Resistance is futile.
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, May 22:
Does a killer tornado really sound like a freight train?
The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, May 22:
The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday, May 22:
As an immigrant and an engineer, I know the magnetic pull that the United States exerts on anyone who dreams of a career in science. From the time I watched NASA technicians on television during the first lunar landing in 1969, I resolved to get the best scientific education that my talents and circumstances would allow.
I know it was hard to hear anything last week over the cacophony of the White House roof falling over Benghazi, the IRS and spying on reporters. But still, I was surprised there wasn't more fuss about the Obama administration's war on Shakespeare.
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, May 21:
The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Tuesday, May 21:
I was in Detroit preparing to give a speech last week when the news came across my Twitter feed: "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine donate $70 million to (the University of Southern California) to create new degree." As one of the first university presidents from the hip-hop generation, I had to stop and read the story immediately.
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Tuesday, May 21:
The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, May 21:
Four days after her April 27 breast reconstruction, the third and final surgery aimed at sparing her an early death from breast cancer, Angelina Jolie was in good spirits at home.
Mark Carson was shot in the face because he's gay.
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, May 19: