Sep 8, 2015 hist_ed commented on Hey Parents, Here's What You Need to Know About the Teachers' Strike (Hint: It’s the Legislature’s Fault).
I can't help myself because I am a teacher (not striking-different district) but our school system is not "literally criminal" The case was a civil case. If you write about our court system, you ought to know the difference.
Sep 29, 2014 hist_ed commented on Facebook's 'Real Names' Threat and How We Should Respond If They Make Good on It.
I've used an alias for years because I am a public school teacher and don't want to deal with student friend requests. No notice to me that they are going to shut me down. but there are a lot of reasons to use an alias.
Sep 8, 2014 hist_ed commented on Ferguson, Austerity, and the Decline of Police Work in the US.
And yet the violent crime rate has gone down significantly (murder rate is about half its peak in the mid 1970s).
Jul 31, 2014 hist_ed commented on Executive Director of Gun Owners of America to a Congresswoman: "You Should Do Your Job in Constant Trepidation".
Hey #40 can you provide us some examples of felons buying guns at gun shows? Firearms dealers are required to do background checks on sales at gun shows.
Jul 28, 2014 hist_ed commented on Executive Director of Gun Owners of America to a Congresswoman: "You Should Do Your Job in Constant Trepidation".
#24 can you read? The people advocating gun control were the white racists who wanted to keep the former slaves powerless (the KKK wasn't exactly fighting to keep blacks armed). So it was the historical gun control nuts that had the racist angle on this issue. And though racism hasn't "magically vanished" only an idiot would say that the US is just as racist as it was in 1870.

#25 First, the entire debate is controlled by our interpretations of a sentence written by
"long dead people in a totally different context?" right? So maybe bringing history into it is kinda relevant. Also, the knee jerk reactions shown above (i.e. gun rights=racism) is historically the reverse of how gun control started in this country. You need not go back to Reconstruction-The Black Panthers had pretty strong opinions about gun rights not too long ago. They are a great example of people using the right to bear arms to resist tyranny. Finally, calling people who disagree with you racist without bothering to engage in their actual opinions is, at best, lazy and more often stupid.
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Jul 28, 2014 hist_ed commented on Executive Director of Gun Owners of America to a Congresswoman: "You Should Do Your Job in Constant Trepidation".
Everyone also should learn a little about gun control's history. Many of the first gun control laws in this country were enacted after the Civil War to keep freed slaves unarmed. Such laws were particularly popular in the post-Reconstruction South. The knee jerk accusation that anyone who disagrees with you is racist is simply lazy. You might actually try to educate yourself a little about what others think before utilizing your super power ESP.
Jul 28, 2014 hist_ed commented on Executive Director of Gun Owners of America to a Congresswoman: "You Should Do Your Job in Constant Trepidation".
One thing that is a constant in the gun debate: Writers who want more gun control don't tend to know much about guns. Charles, while it is possible that somewhere in the US someone is carrying a "automatic rifle," automatic weapons are highly regulated and very expensive (20,000+ for a legal AK-47). What you are seeing open carried are semi-automatic rifles. If you want to be taken seriously when you write about guns, you should learn a little more about them.
Jul 8, 2014 hist_ed commented on Why Are Conservatives Fighting Contraception?.
#51, yeah, I know, National Review. As I mentioned they are a right wing Christian publication. However, your comments is a little rich coming from someone who posted a piece from Al Jazeera to support their side of the science. And the author of that one, Marisa Taylor, what scientific training and credentials does she have that led you to think she was an authority on this subject?
Jul 8, 2014 hist_ed commented on Why Are Conservatives Fighting Contraception?.
So #50 where is your "science" that says otherwise? Again, as I said, I don't really know and, unless you are a biologist who specializes in human reproduction or an obstetrician, neither do you (and even then, really not). .
Jul 8, 2014 hist_ed commented on Why Are Conservatives Fighting Contraception?.
#33 I am aware of that. I was responding to Dan's swipe at Hobby Lobby in the original piece. What no one seems to realize is that the Supreme Court made this ruling based on Religious Freedom Restoration Act (passed by a unanimous House and 97-3 in the Senate-signed by Bill Clinton). The Act says that the government can only violate religious conscience if it does so by the least burdensome way possible. If the Obama administration has simply allowed Hobby Lobby and other such companies the same accommodation it gave to religious non-profits, then this case never would have happened. This would have followed the law, given Hobby Lobby's employees all the free IUDs they need and ended the controversy.

Also see the article I cited above for a scientific opinion that disagrees with you.