If doing the "wrong things" for the "right reasons" was good enough for God, then Easter would be about fruit in a basket not the Lamb on the cross.
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.
For better or worse, the Republican Party has placed its bet on Donald Trump, and the fate of the party is inextricably linked with his.
Every time something like this happens, gun control advocates trot out the same hysterical arguments, the same debunked statistics, the same untenable simplistic solutions, and then, after refusing to defend their indefensible arguments or to seek a compromise, they have the gall to be shocked when they fail to get support.
Abandoning all pretense of holding political ideals of freedom and equality, Trump's supporters have dragged American politics down into the ideological sinkhole of Trump's "say anything about anyone" populist nationalist politics.
If only Venezuela were freed of the dogmatic delusions of their Marxist leadership, the solution to the economic crisis would be obvious, though not painless.
There is no arguing that the drop on Friday was anything other than a rout, and it remains to be seen if the weekend will be long enough to cool the white hot fears of inflation that drove the market stampede in the first place.
So let's deal with the most ridiculous of political melodramas presently unfolding, being crumpled up, and unfolding again on the national stage.
The path beaten between the two political camps has been so harassed, pounded, and flogged that there isn't so much as a hint of a twig or tuft of grassy compromise growing from the bare and tortured rock.
[T]he American conservative has less in common with the Founding Fathers, who contended that the proper amount to take from the people was practically nothing, and more in common with Karl Marx.