Comments on: The next terrorist attack, Obama’s Medicare cuts, and the gun lobby Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: catherinalucy Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:27:46 +0000 We already have an asset tax of 2% or so. It’s called inflation.

By: CaptnCrunch Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:49:10 +0000 I retract my first point with apologies Mr. Brill 17284

The rest stands.

By: Javert Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:34:57 +0000 I would like to see an news article that traces the historical parallels between research on cigarette smoking and cancer, vis-a-vis research linking video game violence to mass shootings; for decades tobacco lobbyists argued scientific proof was simply lacking, just as the entertainment media lobbyists are doing now.

For that matter, how about coverage investigating the possible relationship between Governor Cuomo’s unusually restrictive gun bill (which effectively bans the majority of handguns now in production and common usage) in juxtaposition with his extension of tax credits for television production companies moving to N.Y.

Unlike video games, the linkage between violent television and violence is well-documented and has been accepted in the behavioral sciences for decades.

Along these lines, I think it would really be funny if evidence surfaced that gun control, which some people perceive as a push to abrogate the Second Amendment, turned out to be little more than deflecting blame away from the motion picture industry, for the sake of attracting highly-paid, highly-unionized local jobs.

(Well, that plus the ability for Democratic presidential candidates to hold $10,000-plate Hollywood fundraisers into perpetuity. If I were a journalist I might be curious about those.)


By: UnderRated Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:16:25 +0000 Maybe the next ‘terrorist attack’ will actually be an attack perpetrated by actual terrorists. That would be a real shocker.

By: CaptnCrunch Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:50:47 +0000 Mr Brill…please.

1) The Bushmaster AR15 was _not_ deployed in Newton.

2) Armor piercing bullets _are_ illegal to manufacture or import in the United States.

3) Hectic sales of firearms are _not_ a plot by the NRA to sell guns, merely a continuing unintended consequence of liberal attacks on tools rather than perpetrators.

4) The NRA is the _only_ national organization giving gun owners a voice in Washington and as such is a “Front” for millions of law-abiding American gun owners

What I’d like to see a story on is why so many in the media feel zero responsibility to report truth and can so blithely repeat bald faced lies and still go home and look at themselves in the mirror as if they’d done a good job that day.

By: AZreb Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:04:26 +0000 #2 – each media outlet has its own agenda and ideology, most of them liberal, so you are not going to have any but the most foolhardy reporters ask the tough questions of Obama regarding cuts to Medicare.

By: ThomasShaf Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:03:28 +0000 This government is doing a lot to prevent cyber attacks right now, after caving in to a few bank “black mails.” What we are not told about does not mean it hasn’t happened already.
So, you want DIA to do more monitoring of citizens? Those [mostly] fakers have more effort in justifying their own existence [and government retirement] than protecting the citizen’s hard earned privacy and freedoms.
I guess you radical rich conservative writers want your assets protected – at the expense of the poor public.

By: ThomasShaf Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:55:36 +0000 The House of Representatives is the branch designated to address spending bills. So, let us hear from the House leadership, yes, the Speaker of the House! I can understand the apprehension particularly as the GOP faces the mid-term elections but that is not what this is all about. The GOP held back economic recovery in hopes a GOP’er would replace the President but instead lost support of the populous for their recalcitrance.
They “nailed themselves to the hate cross” so now it is time to bear it “for the citizens” not the “party” that was planned but never happened. How about doing something for the U.S. Citizens – no matter how poor they are.
Thomas E. Shafovaloff