SAN DIEGO -- After the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Americans are eager to talk about guns.Half the country seems to be saying that firearms deserve all the blame for tragedies like these, while the other half is trying to exonerate guns completely. Both arguments are wrong.Not that Americans shouldn't talk about guns -- and gun control. We should.
SAN DIEGO — If President Trump and the nativist wing of the GOP succeed in their suicide mission of cutting legal immigration to the United States, who’s going to win all the Olympic medals? Consider the heartwarming story of Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old snowboarder from Torrance, California, who won the gold medal in the women’s half-pipe this week at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Kim racked up a near-perfect 98.75 on her last run.
If President Trump and the nativist wing of the GOP succeed in their suicide mission of cutting legal immigration to the United States, who’s going to win all the Olympic medals? Consider the heartwarming story of Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old snowboarder from Torrance, California, who won the gold medal in the women’s half-pipe this week at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Kim racked up a near-perfect 98.75 on her last run.
As a recovering radio talk show host, I’ll be leaving my writer’s cave and going back behind the microphone tonight and tomorrow to host “KOGO at Night" from 7 pm to 9 pm on San Diego’s KOGO-600 AM.
Tune in live or online at https://www.iheart.com/live/kogo-600-am-257/ — or on the I-Heart radio app.
SYNDICATED COLUMN -- Today's syndicated column addresses the heated but predictable public debate debate after the Parkland school shooting -- what we're talking about, and what we're NOT talking about...but should be. https://tinyurl.com/yaxdcfx5
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