Entries by Douglas Anthony Cooper from 12/2012

This Is What You Take to a Gun Fight

| Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In its advertisement for the type of weapon used by the child-killer Adam Lanza, Bushmaster's slogan reads: "Consider Your Man Card Reissued." Lots of people out there feel as if they're man-card-carrying alphas. Now it's time to do battle against an organization that endangers the lives of your children.

Walking in the Shoes of Our Slain Children

| Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

We care about the parents of children murdered. We care when they lose their loved ones to psychopaths enabled by the NRA. But will we do something about it? Much can be done. No lobby, however wealthy and well-armed, is more powerful than the American people.

It's the End of the World: Have a Cigar Box Guitar

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Arts

The Maya never predicted that 2012 would be the Year of the Cigar Box Guitar. They missed the most important story. The end of the world, which ought to be in a couple of hours, is not this year's crucial event.

A Proven Way to End the Gun Slaughter: Will We Fight For it?

| Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

The "middle ground"' is the place to stand if you care more about guns than children. What will work -- and it will require a seismic shift in the American psyche of the sort rarely experienced in history -- is the uncompromising gun policy adopted in Australia.

Guns? Mental Health? Really? Let's Talk About Psychopaths

| Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

2012-12-31-NRAbanner.jpgThe gun lobby is not only uninterested in mental health care, but I assure you: they can be counted on to resist any real efforts to improve it.