Sigmund Spot gets another new patient

February 25, 2019

Ah, Mr. Bear, come in and zit on za couch. That’s Representative Bahr. Zat’s what I said, Bear. No, it’s . . .  nevermind. Vut brings you here? The Republican caucus members thought it might do some good. But I doubt it; I don’t believe in this stuff. I zee. I’m really a referral from […]

A rifle is a rifle, and a minnow and a shark are both fish

February 28, 2018

In a pre-session newser with legislative leaders and the governor, Sen. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said, when asked about assault rifles, Well, a rifle is a rifle. I can’t find the link at the moment, mostly because the Strib search engine isn’t up to the task. (And Stribbers, I say that in the most loving […]

There are no Caesar’s wives

February 22, 2018

In the wake of the Florida school shooting last week, the subject of gun control has appropriately and perhaps finally, animated political discussions around the country, including in the Minnesota governor’s race. And maybe, just maybe, it’ll be young people – Millennials are now the biggest voter cohort – who will lead the way on […]

Guns don’t kill people

June 16, 2016

Brown people with guns kill people

The solution in search of a problem

August 21, 2013

Meet the poster boy for why guns at the Capitol are not intimidating

Standing on the Brink of Insurrection and Treason

February 9, 2013

The Draz, that is

Public Service Announcement on guns!

January 23, 2013

By Corny Tarnish

My order’s bigger than your order!

December 23, 2012

Judge against Judge!

Sigmund Spot’s newest patient (reprise) II

December 19, 2012

Tom Hackbarth sees Sigmund Spot about his issues

Sigmund Spot’s newest patient (reprise)

December 18, 2012

Tom Hackbarth sees Sigmund about his issues

“Guns Don’t Kill People”: Means Matter Revisited

December 17, 2012

In one way, they’re right:  guns alone don’t kill people. Our fantasies about guns kill people. Americans love the way guns make them feel:  powerful, secure, and in control. We have transferred these qualities onto our totem object, the gun. If we own a gun, the thinking goes, we can fend off criminals who might […]

A Spotty ™ winner on gun control

December 15, 2012

Donald Bronsky’s brilliant and bitter letter to the editor in Saturday’s Strib wins a Spotty™. It is vital to remember that now is not the time to be discussing anything resembling tighter gun-control legislation. It is far too early, and emotions are running too deeply, to discuss anything that would even begin to limit the number of […]