Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - 34

Nick and I discuss the results of the US mid-term elections, the effectiveness of celebrity endorsements in election campaigns, and politicians caught "sexting".

Friday, November 2, 2018

It's time to place armed guards in schools

     This past week witnessed calls from across the political spectrum for politicians, political activists and media personalities in America to tone down their rhetoric and adopt a more respectful attitude to one another in the wake of a deadly shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that left eleven elderly Jews dead and several more wounded for no reason other than that they were Jews. Pleas for a more respectful and civilized debate were quickly accompanied by demands for tighter gun laws.  Both reactions are entirely predictable and understandable – and both miss the mark.