“Soft” targets? Oh please! Locations that are so often identified as vulnerable due to their defenseless status have got to be named more realistically. If anyone thinks that an open-carry/concealed-weapon state like Texas can lose over 20 individuals in a Wal-Mart with more than 3,000 in at…

In 1982, someone poisoned Tylenol bottles in Chicago, and Congress stepped in to regulate the safety of the bottles. In 1988, a Tennessee girl was struck by a lawn dart, and Congress banned the sale of lawn darts. In 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing took place, and Congress regulated the sale…

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Poor Carol Ammons, miffed that she was not invited to the cool kids table on Monday night at Parkland and upset that a legislator, who does not share her Chicago values of crime, corruption and high taxes, was invited instead.

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People are justifiably upset about recent tragic shootings in California, Texas and Ohio, where adults and children were killed by individuals who must have had mental health challenges to commit such heinous crimes against fellow human beings. Yet many people who are upset about these murde…

I’m not sure what happened to all those fiscal conservatives in the GOP, but I do know that the Trump party is piling up huge deficits while costing consumers billions, farmers lower prices and workers thousands of jobs with their crazy tariffs.

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