Doubling Down on Stupid

This past week, the Texas state Senate passed the Open Carry bill. According to the law, when it becomes official, citizens can legally open carry firearms into most public places. That would include (but not be limited to) churches, college campuses, and other public areas. Presumably, private businesses would retain the right to bar their […]

History Disappearing?

Recently, the Oklahoma state legislature continued a national assault on U.S. History. Yes, I’m sure that caught  your attention. It really isn’t an assault on U.S. History per se. It is an assault on Advanced Placement U.S. History as the proposal would have them defund it. In plain English, that means that public schools in […]

We Need Serious Candidates

Echo chambers can be a good thing sometimes. Many people consider the Hurricane to be an echo chamber. Unfortunately, most of the voices have left the cave, so I don’t know how accurate that would be these days. However, the nature of the echo chamber was never more in full force than the various sites […]

A Positive from Ferguson

I remember sitting in a professional development seminar when it finally hit me like a ton of bricks. We were tasked with reading an article from the Heritage Foundation and the premise in the article seemed so tantalizing. The author started with the idea that our “inalienable rights” came from God. Heck, it says as […]

Shoot First, It’s the American Way

Justifiable Homicide

We’ve heard a lot recently about the militarization of police in the United States, but little about the secretization. Would you believe it if I told you that there are very limited statistics kept on police shootings? Believe it: “The nation’s leading law enforcement agency (FBI) collects vast amounts of information on crime nationwide, but […]