Gun Control is Unlikely in this Congress

by Jordan Ragusa It happened after the Aurora shooting.  It happened after Sandy Hook.  It happened after the shooting in Charleston.  And it’s happening now after the killing of five service members in Tennessee and two moviegoers in Louisiana. I’m referring, of course, to calls for stricter gun laws.  According to the non-partisan Pew Research Center, […]


When the President spoke at Clementa Pinckney’s funeral last month, many were quick to call it historic, and I’m inclined to agree with them. My own experience of listening to the speech, however, is a different kind of history. This account has limited historic significance. It’s just a story I want to tell myself, an attempt to understand I’ve come to believe, about the present and the future.

Consider the ACA Context

by Phil Jos [This post originally appeared in the Charleston Post & Courier’s Letters to the Editor, 14 July 2015] In a recent editorial R.L. Shreadley claimed that the Affordable Care Act contains “plain language” that “only insurance purchased through state exchanges can be lawfully subsidized” and that a Supreme Court refusal to strike down the […]