A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.
Blog Her: Under Pressure: The Work Revolt (Most of us don’t have the luxury of opting out, but we can choose a different life for ourselves. I did.)
Hufffington Post: 25 Ways to Ask Your Kids “How Was School Today” (because if you just ask “How was school?”, the will…inevitably say….”fine.”)
Salon: How Many Americans Must Die Before We Rethink the 2nd Amendment? (We don’t need prayers and take-back-the-site rallies. We need action and sane gun laws. It’s a matter of time before tragedy happens near us…what if it’s your kids’ school…or your mom’s church…or your son’s college campus? )
That something is written in the constitution doesn’t mean it’s sacrosanct. The document, after all, enshrined slavery and denied full personhood to black people. At any rate, contrary to the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in 2008, the Second Amendment protects militias, not the individual’s right to carry a pistol in a supermarket or a theatre. It wasn’t until the NRA bought the Republican Party and began pushing for a reinterpretation of the amendment that it came to mean something other than it does.”
The New York Times: Lessons from the Murders of the TV Journalists
“Yet in the case of firearms, the gun lobby (enabled by craven politicians) has for years tried to block even research on how to reduce gun deaths. The gun industry made a childproof gun back in the 19th century but today has ferociously resisted “smart guns.” If someone steals an iPhone, it requires a PIN; guns don’t.”
Salon: 10,000 Icelanders Offer Their Homes (Bringing the humanity back…slamming borders shut is not really what most people actually want. The U.S. is a NATION of immigrants, for cripes sake.)