Guns, Race and That Flag – They’ve Always Been Bound Together in America

The spate of recent shootings has made clear the connection of guns and race in America. Statistics of inner-city gun violence show the connection pretty much every day. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control. “Nothing,” says the NRA, should Read More …

Misunderstanding the Constitution in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary

“Time to rein in the United States Supreme Court,” pronounced Ted Cruz, junior senator from Texas, self-professed disciple of Originalism and aspiring presidential candidate. Cruz held hearings to stop the high court’s “lawlessness” and “judicial tyranny,” which he titled “With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Read More …

The Boston Tea Party was not a Protest Against Taxes

Rather, the political street gang called the “Sons of Liberty” was protesting tax unfairness. The modern Tea Party has it wrong. The issue was that the British East India Company had a monopoly allowing them to import tea into the colonies without paying taxes. This Read More …