Month: October 2017

The media’s Trump coverage a case of apples and oranges

President Jimmy Carter made waves this week when he told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.” This, naturally, made right-wingers jump up and yell, “See! Totally unfair! Fake news! Banana, banana, BANANA!” To this, I say, “APPLE!” […]

Founding fathers wanted somebody to be ‘well regulated’ in the 2nd Amendment

The question is “Who?” (1) Who are America’s founding fathers referring to in the Second Amendment — individuals or militias? And (2) who taught these folks how to write a sentence? Here is the exact wording of the Second Amendment as ratified by the states: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a […]