Why Ferguson Is Also, And Again, About Guns

What's happening in Ferguson, and rattling the cages of strained municipalities throughout the country, is, of course, about our complicated and corrosive attitudes about race. And yes, always and forever when it comes to public safety and the senseless loss of life on American streets, it's about guns.

Thanks To the NRA, The US Has No Surgeon General Overseeing the Ebola Threat

The President nominated Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an extremely qualified candidate to replace 'acting' Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. However, the National Rifle Association blocked Murthy's confirmation because he does not recognize that the NRA is "fourth and all-powerful branch of the federal government" and called for sane gun restrictions to prevent more Americans from dying unnecessarily from the gun violence epidemic.