Umpqua Community College
The guy behind the ban says agencies should defy Congress and study it anyway.
I found the president's words on terrorism and ideology confusing and frustrating. He rightly said that Muslim leaders must combat extremist ideology; but Muslim leaders, clerics and non-clerics have already been doing so for years, in mosques and in many other organizations.
School shootings are a common occurrence these days. The shooting in Oregon shook America... but not enough to do anything about it.
I would like to suggest that the staggering toll of gun violence in America is a critical public health and safety issue, not a constitutional rights concern. We will not take effective action until we choose to depoliticize this issue and take charge of our own health and safety.
The problem is that while Americans continue to talk about preventing mass shootings and gun deaths, the solution coming from gun advocates is to do nothing.
We need to stop "othering" and start respecting brain disorders as serious health issues. We also need to get political and take action to start funneling money and resources into research and care.
Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican candidate for president and former neurosurgeon, says, "I am not politically correct. I will not be politically correct." This approach to his campaign has helped him secure second place in polls taken of likely Republican voters, trailing only Donald Trump. But will it play well in a national election?
I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.
The research on guns and gun ownership is clear. Having firearms in your home makes everyone who lives there more likely to be a victim of gun violence, period. That's irresponsible parenting.