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Feminist Icon Says Gun Laws Are Much Too Rigorous

Image by Gage Skidmore,, via Flickr Creative Commons It is great to see that people on different sides of major social issues like infanticide and treating women as annoying sex toys feminism can come together to defend the Second Amendment. Gloria Steinem: 'I want men who buy a gun to

New Poll Checks the Confidence Level of Americans in Trump’s Ability to Lead Through Crisis

A new PBS NewsHour/Marist poll examines the confidence of Americans that our current Commander-in-Tweet has what it takes to lead through a global crisis. The results found that 58 percent of respondents say they have either little or no confidence in President Trump’s ability to steer their country through an international crisis. The polling comes

BREAKING: Trump Set to Kill Iran Deal

As RedState’s streiff has been correctly speculating for some time, the Trump Administration is set to kill the Iran deal by refusing to certify that it is in compliance with the deal before the October 15 deadline. BREAKING: Trump Expected to Kill Iran Nuke Deal; Congress Ready to Harshly Sanction Tehran in

Catalonia to Declare Independence Next Week

It appears increasingly likely that Catalonia — an autonomous community of Spain on the French border — will declare independence from Spain next week: Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations

Rex Tillerson Responds to Media Reports That He Called President Trump a Moron

I nearly had to have a cigarette after writing that headline. The backstory is this. Yesterday, NBC ran a surreal story concerning Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This is the snapshot via Axios: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson almost resigned over the summer around the time of President Trump’s controversial speech at

Dear Trump FTC: Please Stop Doing Obama FTC-esque Things

As we have repeatedly noted, there is a whole lot of good going on in the Donald Trump Administration. But we are not sporting rose spectacles – we of course recognize that there is some serious bad going on as well. The lion share of the bad – isn’t being done by

The Las Vegas Shooter Sent His Girlfriend Away, to Keep Her From Stopping Him (Video)

The nation will be reeling from Sunday night’s Las Vegas horror for some time, as we try to piece through the details that led up to a 64 year old man, with no criminal past, taking an arsenal to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and firing down

Does Feinstein’s Proposal Purport To Outlaw Replacement Triggers?

From the moment it was revealed that the Las Vegas shooter was using a bump-fire stock, it was inevitable that a lawmaker would step up to rid us of this scourge. Our white knight has, indeed, arrived and her name is Dianne Feinstein. Unfortunately, as the Law of Unintended Consequences dictates,

Rapper Wonders Why People Need Guns, Despite Having Rapped About Them

I’m not a rap guy, so I had no clue who “Lil B” is. However, with 1.43 million followers on Twitter, plenty of people do. Apparently, he has some degree of popularity in circles that appreciate his style of music. Not only that, but he’s apparently also an author, a

How Research Flipped One Writer’s Opinion On Gun Control

Opinions can change over time. People often change their opinions over time and for a variety of reasons. It’s often productive to look at how these ideas shifted because they may give some guidance on how to get others to change their minds. At the Washington Post, of all places, there’s a

Recently Recovered Scalise Sends Important Reminder to All Americans in Wake of Shooting

Just last week, Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise stepped foot onto Capitol Hill for first time since being shot during the GOP’s Congressional baseball practice back in June. On Tuesday, the Louisiana Representative took another step forward and spoke at the weekly House Republican Leadership press conference. “Well, let

Did Caleb Keeter Really Switch On Second Amendment Stance?

Guitarist Caleb Keeter got a lot of press yesterday. His tweet confessing his switch on the Second Amendment was popular with the anti-gun crowd, and I wrote here yesterday that I understood where something like that can come from. It’s true. I do understand where something like that can come

Mass Shootings Are Bad Way To Make Policy According To FiveThirtyEight

Mass shootings make headlines. As a nation, we gather to mourn those lost, even though we knew none of the deceased. The sheer scale of horror from a mass shooting like Las Vegas or the Pulse Orlando shooting boggles our mind. Invariably, calls begin for something to be done. Anything. “We

Keith Olbermann: NRA Is A Terrorist Organization

Keith Olbermann may have made his name as a sportscaster, but he’s spent the last decade or so pontificating on politics. Rather than rail on how bad certain baseball teams are this year, he goes on about how evil Republicans or whatever right-leaning group he’s chosen to vilify are. His latest

Media Find Las Vegas Shooter’s Motive: He’s White!

If the media are going to keep wailing about how vital a free press is, could they start reporting stuff? There’s a remarkable number of dangling facts about Stephen Paddock’s mass murder in Las Vegas, which the media have shown little inclination to investigate. It’s almost as if they’re worried that

Equal Weighting and Systematic Rebalancing Define This Fund

This week’s exchange-traded fund, Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP), uses an equal-weighting strategy to build its portfolio. In fact, as probably the best-known equal-weighted ETF on the market, RSP simply takes all the stocks in the S&P 500 and weights them equally, disregarding the market caps of the stocks.

Explaining the Blockchain and Bitcoin Mania

I bet you’ve seen a lot in the financial press lately about “blockchain,” “bitcoin” and “cryptocurrencies.” If you’re like most investors, chances are you have little idea what these concepts mean. Don’t feel bad. Even the words themselves are new. The Microsoft Word program on which I am writing this does not