Central Connecticut State University president John Miller recently released his annual rankings for most and least literate cities in the US.
Gun advocates say the cause of mass-casualty school shootings isn't guns but eroding values. But America has a long history of school shootings. The toll is worse now because of the weapons available. President Obama and his allies in Congress are right to seek a ban on assault weapons.
President Obama's executive authority to pay the nation’s bills or broadly interpret gun laws already on the books could be useful in pending negotiations with congressional Republicans, Reich writes.
Why Americans now carry handguns in so many public places, from parks to college campuses. Is it making the country safer or more dangerous?