It is clear for those living in constant fear and hopelessness, trapped in a ceaseless procession of funerals for young male victims of violence both by their peers and the very men and women sworn to protect them, that something has to change.
Even using conservative estimates, more people would be saved every single year by implementing this safety standard than if firearm related homicide was somehow made physically impossible.
Remember when Trump's handlers and supporters claimed that the Republican Party would work with Trump to keep him focused on "making America great again", doubling down on the promise that the men and women around Donald Trump would be capable of driving Trump's agenda while allowing "Trump to be Trump"?
This principle that rights are derived from a superlative moral authority is necessary to the entire idea of rights preexisting a constitution or a nation state to begin with.
[D]espite the bump in the stock market from the positive preliminary jobs numbers, it's important to keep in mind the greater perspective.
The legacies of Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman are simply too precious to sacrifice them for a party of cowards and political charlatans.
The only rational path to solving America's Rustbelt isn't going to be punishing the rest of the world for not adopting the same bad policies that have put millions of American workers, largely minorities, out of the workforce for generations and seriously damaged our ability to compete in an increasingly global economy.