On Jan. 21, 2010, in a 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court ruled that the First Amendment was intended by the Founding Fathers to allow corporations to exercise free speech — limitless and without regulation.
Summer used to signal that it was time for your two-week family trip. But those days are just about gone. We Americans are working more than anyone else, which leaves little time for the old-fashioned vacation.
We are living in dangerous times. The economy is not doing well. The public discourse is rancid and rancorous. And a segment of our population is drifting ever further out into a kind of racist paranoia.
Perversely, some gun rights supporters suggest that there should be more guns, not fewer, in schools, in public places, in houses of worship. This approach is reckless and irresponsible, and will only lead to more innocent lives lost.