Several months ago, not long before the massacre in Newtown, Conn., I asked Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, why his group refused to argue for amending the Second Amendment.
Little noticed in legislative debates over taxes and budgets, House File 956 (HF 956), an Omnibus Energy bill, is quietly working its way through committee hearings, on its way to the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
I am, as what's known in the Episcopal Church, a "cradle" Episcopalian, meaning that I have been an active member of our church since birth. I was ordained a priest in the church and have been retired for the last seven years.
President Obama and his fellow Democrats sold many Americans on the Affordable Care Act largely by emphasizing two arguments: The law would help to reduce overall health-care costs, and it would provide health insurance to those who, for financial or health reasons, cannot get it now....