The Madison Avenue Brain of a “Guns Right” Judge

June 07, 2021

The most memorable three words of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, may well be: “Aux armes, citoyens.” Composed in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution and five years after the ratification of the US Constitution, the anthem’s lyrics dramatically recreate the...

Kids Confront America’s Gun Culture

April 06, 2018

As young people try to sustain the momentum of the moment, they should stay focused on the political process and keep making it personal. The day before 800,000 or so of their constituents showed up in Washington, DC, for the recent March for Our Lives, the US Congress recessed yet again and...

Orlando: The Usual and Unusual Suspects

June 14, 2016

The roots of the Orlando shootings grow deep into the fabric of American society. The routine begins again. The media are on top of it. We know who the killer is: His name is Omar Mateen, an American born to Afghan parents. He’s dead. We know practically nothing for the moment about his...