Michelle Tonelli

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Orlando, Hope, and My Calloused Soul

Buckle Up. This is the new normal. Death, destruction, hate. It’s all around us. Sure, it isn’t new. But it seems like it’s never been this …

Dems Include Support For Statehood In National Platform Draft

<b>Update:</b> The Democratic Party Platform draft is now officially out and includes statehood as expected.<p><b>Original:</b> A draft version of the Democratic …

Democratic Party

If You Don’t Support Gun Control, Blood is on Your Hands

Part one of a series exploring gun control<p><i>The gun control debate is back in the headlines with the mass shooting in Orlando. The stakes are high, and</i> …

Denying Your Gun Rights with Fake Solutions to Fake Problems

Part two of a series exploring gun control<p><i>The gun control debate is back in the headlines with the mass shooting in Orlando. The stakes are high, and</i> …

Bullet Points: Five Observations about Firearm Deaths in America

Now that we have debated the pros and cons of gun control, let us throw out a few relevant public health statistics from the Center for Disease …

Guns

Privacy Act Exemptions (You Really Need to Know This)

[REDACTED]<p>So here’s the deal — we know the government collects information about us, and we know they keep that information in many different …

Born To Be Wild: Ways to Avoid a Survival Situation at the Zoo or National Park

Aka — Don’t be Stupid<p>On June 1st, Harumbe, an endangered Silverback Gorilla, was shot and killed after a three year old child climbed over a fence …

The IG Report: Clinton is a Symptom, Not the Disease

Proof that the government basically sucks at technology<p>The Department of State’s Office of Inspector General (IG, herein) recently released its …

Racist Hate Crimes, and How You Encourage Them

According to the FBI’s 2010 Hate Crime Statistic Report, there were 3,949 victims of racially motivated hate crimes in which 70% of offenders had an …

Five Times the Olympics Made the World a Better Place

For the past 120 years the Olympics have endured despite war, hostage taking, economic depressions, the death and birth of countries, and the …

Trump's Rhetoric of White Nostalgia

Trump’s core promise is to return to white, working-class Americans what they feel they’ve lost.<p>The most important word in Donald Trump’s lexicon may be: “again.”<p>The word anchors many of his signature declarations, as when he insists: “If I’m elected president, we will win again.” In a jab at the …

Voting

Top Ten Movies That Misrepresent Homeland Security, But I Still Watch on Spike TV

[Updated to go to Eleven]<p>1. <b>Air Force One — The Great Escape Pod Debate</b><p>It’s a 747 with an escape pod. A second, tiny aircraft, that the president …

Top Five Prince Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Homeland Security

Prince Rogers Nelson passed away on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57. One of the most prolific and best-selling musical artists of all time, with …

Your Phone’s Been Pwned: Ten Ways You Could’ve Avoided It

Which of the following best describes you?<p>High flying international mogul, brokering a <b>huge</b> deal in a totalitarian nation with a highly effective …

Five Government Databases You Probably Don’t Know About, but Should

You’ve probably heard about the No Fly List and the Terrorist Screening Database. With all of the hullabaloo about the NSA eavesdropping on this or …