The Tragedy in Florida Has Nothing to Do with Guns

Those who are trying to take political advantage of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida to advocate gun control measures seem to be ignoring the fact that the perpetrators of the carnage in that town, as in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut were severely psychiatrically ill and could have chosen other lethal means to cause just…

Praying for the Dead in Texas — Won’t Bring Them Back

There is a famous Johnny Cash song where he sings these words: “Not even 100 million angels all praying at the same time can bring someone back to life.” He was right, of course. The grieving members of the innocents in Texas slaughtered by a homicidal maniac inside a church are all caught up in…

What if it Had Been a Hip-Hop Concert, Not a Country Music Festival?

Shortly after I heard that more than 50 people had been massacred at a country music festival in Las Vegas, that hundreds more were injured and that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a Caucasian, I found myself wondering what would have happened if the event had been, God forbid, a hip-hop concert. I share this…