Race and politics are dividing factors in far too many issues that are not primarily about race or politics. Police shootings are no exception. In fact — as the Chicago police shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald shows — police shootings are prime examples of race and politics being used to divide communities and blur the lines of truth that would otherwise be clear.

Congress has returned to Capitol Hill with yet another packed agenda, including votes on the budget, highway funding, and tax break extensions. The current government funding bill is set to expire December 11, giving Congress less than two weeks to pass a spending bill that would avoid a holiday government shutdown. But reaching an agreement could prove difficult.



Concerns by some administrators and students about students being allowed to carry on campus is much ado about nothing: Crime will decline while carrying concealed becomes commonplace.

A background check, no matter how rigorous, would never have picked up Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear and kept him from purchasing and using a firearm.

Paul Ryan reneged on his promise to fix the broken system of bill consideration in the House of Representatives.

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