Dick Price: The Orlando massacre was utterly horrific, the worst mass shooting in recent American history. But it was also just another mass shooting in a numbingly long list—San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and then a great many with fewer victims and less lasting notoriety.
Sharon Kyle: Given that the gun murder rates in all other similarly situated countries including Canada are significantly lower than that of the United States, there is clearly a pathway to more sensible gun laws. So what stops the U.S. from enacting them?
Dick Price: For most it seems that voting for Hillary is the “grow up and eat your peas” course the Democratic Party’s superstructure and Clinton’s many fans in the mainstream media want Bernie Sanders supporters to follow.
Given that we’ve landed in our current state of affairs, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominees for their party, what are you likely to do this election season?
Dick Price: A common theme in the responses is that rallies aren’t votes, that what counts is who and how many actually vote, not how many are up for a hootenanny with thousands of their friends.
Both of these free “Get Out The Vote” concert rallies are sure to be a blast but today’s survey question is, “Can Bernie fill L.A.’s Coliseum and San Francisco’s Crissy Field and Not Win the California Primary?”
Last night and this morning, when the debate idea was still in play, you overwhelmingly told us you thought the Sanders-Trump debate should go forward, with 83% of 150 respondents in favor and just 17% opposing.
Trump-Sanders Debate — Even the mere possibility of a Trump-Sanders debate has electrified the Internet.
Dick Price: Can you imagine where the Sanders campaign would be if over the past year Bernie had gotten anything like the onslaught of free, revenue-boosting coverage that Trump has gotten—or the fawning kid-glove treatment Clinton has received from so many reputable corners?
Tell us—if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic Party’s nominee, what you believe are the top 5 reasons she got it.
Dick and Sharon: The White vote no longer rules the roost in California, casting just 48% of Democratic the votes—slightly less than the combined Latino (26%), Asian-American (13%), and African-American (10%) votes.
Dick Price: Using biting humor, of course, but also facts and figures and film, the British comedian nails this absurd process of allowing police departments to seize property without convictions because some police officer alone believes a crime might be going on.
Sharon Kyle: Using the authority to seize property from individuals who won’t get their property back without first going through legal procedures where they bear the burden of proof, some cities are able to substantially supplement their revenue streams.