Columns

Sticking with ‘all are welcome’

HARTFORD, Conn. — Driving out of town on Albany Avenue I was struck by the speed with which neighborhoods shifted before my eyes, from the handsomely rebuilt downtown to some of the saddest poverty in urban America. And then, just as quickly, I turned onto Bloomfield Avenue and was staring at lush fairways lining the Hartford Country Club.
It was so tightly situated; the contrast so great. Yet, there were no signs warning “Keep Out,” nor any saying “All Are Welcome.”

John Micek

Another mass shooting, more ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” U.S. House Speaker Paul J. Ryan, R-Wisconsin. tweeted to widely — and entirely justified — derision on Sunday.
Save it, Mr. Speaker. Your thoughts and prayers are years too late.
Offering thoughts and prayers to the families of those gunned down in a house of God by disgruntled Air Force veteran Devin Kelly profanes the memory of the dead.
Offering thoughts and prayers cheapens the act actual spiritualism they were engaged in when they died.

Jim Brown

Is mandatory gun insurance coming to Louisiana?

So have you purchased your gun insurance yet? In case you shoot someone, there are insurance policies available to cover any liabilities you might face, pay for your bail if you are accused of a crime, cover your attorney fees, and even pay for any psychological therapy you might need. So if you are going to fire away, nice to know that you are financially covered, right?

Michelle Malkin

Jihad denial is suicidal

“Shout ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.”
Who knew hijacker Mohammed Atta’s parting words, discovered in his journal after the 9/11 attacks, would become a national punchline? The louder and more frequently jihadists around the globe shriek their signature battle cry, the more fervently multicultural apologists deny its meaning. They’ve transformed the Islamic supremacists’ obvious and explicit call for violence into a bland utterance of peace as indiscernible and nonsensical as “Aloha Snackbar.”

Michael Reagan

Cut taxes, Reagan-style

What hasn’t happened this week?
It started on Monday with special counsel Robert Mueller’s opening round of indictments, chief of which were charges of fraud and money laundering against Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and shifty big-time lobbyist, Paul Manafort.
The charges against Manafort, which predate his three-month stint with the Trump campaign in summer of 2016, made headlines but were no surprise to anyone, especially me. (I had been telling people for years that Manafort was dirty, but unfortunately no one doing the hiring in Trumpland took my advice.)

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