As a veteran Congressional lobbyist once observed, legislators “would like to do the right thing, if only they can get away with it.” But legislators must please their donors, or risk losing their financial support in the next election. That sad fact was starkly demonstrated in November, 2017, in the weeks before the vote approving the tax cut bill.
I learned to shoot in the years of the good old NRA—when it was dedicated to hunters, target shooters and gun safety. Before it was taken over by the gun manufacturers and paranoid people who think they’re going to use their guns against a hostile U.S. government that they fear will disarm them and take […]
Many voters backed Bill Clinton for President because he wasn’t a snob: He ate at McDonalds. In an election process that courts low-information voters, impressions routinely trump facts. To learn more, watch the video or read the text version.