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Thursday, February 21,2013

Want to bring back the draft? Here's how.

By Paul Danish
A while back I offered some modest proposals for how a resurrected draft should be structured. Since Rep. Rangel is recycling his proposal, this is a good time to revisit them.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Why would anyone need a gun or an abortion?

By Paul Danish
A frequent refrain of gun control freaks is “Why does anyone need a gun?” Good question. I’ll get to it in a minute.
Thursday, January 24,2013

Cops in the schools, gun control and race

By Paul Danish
A week after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association called for immediately assigning armed police officers to every school in the country. It also called on Congress to appropriate the money to pay for doing so.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Racist progressives and guns

By Paul Danish
I’ve been exchanging emails on gun control with an old friend who also happens to be a gun-fearing, tree-hugging, knee-jerking, banners-snapping-in-the-breeze progressive.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Repeal the Second Amendment? How about the First?

By Paul Danish
Repeal the Second Amendment, huh? Why stop there? While we’re at it, let’s get rid of the Amendment that is the real source of violence in the United States.
Thursday, December 13,2012

Greetings and guesses from Tel Aviv

By Paul Danish
Greetings from Tel Aviv. When things got chippy in Gaza last month, I figured Israel could use an extra tourist. So here I am.
Thursday, November 29,2012

30 years later, why Otrona didn't compute

By Paul Danish
It didn’t come as a shock when I turned 70 last summer. I had seen it coming for a long time. What did come as a shock was the almost simultaneous realization that 30 years had passed since I bought my first computer.
Thursday, November 15,2012

Why Romney lost — and how to win next time

By Paul Danish
Republicans have started a conversation on why they lost the election and on what they have to do to win the next one. As a recent convert to the party, I have a few thoughts on that.
Thursday, November 1,2012

Roger Sherman and the 210,328 complications

By Paul Danish
I can think of a lot of complications that ought to be taken into account when considering whether marijuana should be legalized — 210,328 complications, for openers. That’s the number of Coloradans that have been arrested for possession of marijuana since 1986.
Thursday, October 18,2012

The Denver Post supports marijuana legalization — before opposing it

By Paul Danish
In a perfect world, the proper way to end the war on marijuana would be for Congress to end it. But this isn’t a perfect world, and it is especially imperfect insofar as the war on marijuana is concerned.