The right points out that new gun control measures do nothing to really solve the problem

What is going to change after the latest school shooting? It looks like all the wrong things. A roundup of editorials Monday takes a look at the issue.

Opinions from the right:

I wanted to be a good mom. So I got a gun.

From The New York Times: Protecting my children doesn’t mean I’m a “gun nut.”

In an era of mass shootings, we need to start thinking a little differently

From The Dallas Morning News: We are thinking about the answer to mass shootings in the wrong way.

New gun rules at Walmart, Kroger and Dick's won't change much

From The Arizona Republic: The bad thing about the announcements is that they are likely to boost gun sales.

The left wonders why the president can’t see the folly of a trade war.The left wonders why the president can’t see the folly of a trade war

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Opinion


Liberals’ policies, not guns, to blame for gun ‘crisis’ A recent letter asserted, “No easy solution for U.S. firearms crisis” (Readers Write, Sept. 9). On the contrary, we have a behavior crisis. In decades past, firearms were more easily available to the public than presently. Not once did the six guns in my room fire...
Opinion: Is Senate committee equipped to grasp Kavanaugh allegations?

For all their well-learned politesse, the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have scarcely been able to conceal their determination to get Christine Blasey Ford out of their hair. Ford is the last obstacle to confirming conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. And she’s a formidable one. She has alleged...
Opinion: The burden of proof for Kavanaugh

Last week, I wrote a column taking the view that conservatives supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court because they hope he will overturn Roe v. Wade should be willing to encourage his withdrawal if his accuser testifies credibly against him and the cloud over his nomination can’t be expeditiously cleared up. Even if...
Opinion: What the Times misses about poverty

It’s an affecting story. Matthew Desmond, writing in The New York Times Magazine, profiles Vanessa Solivan, a poor single mother raising three children. Vanessa works as a home health aide, yet she and her three adolescent children are often reduced to sleeping in her car, a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. In the morning, she takes her two daughters...
Opinion: Days of fear, years of obstruction

Lehman Bros. failed 10 years ago. The U.S. economy was already in a recession, but Lehman’s fall and the chaos that followed sent it off a cliff: Six and a half million jobs would be lost during the next year. We didn’t experience a full replay of the Great Depression, and some have argued that the system worked, in the sense that policymakers...
More Stories