Barrett Holmes Pitner

Independent Writer


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Barrett Holmes Pitner

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01/07/16President Obama Isn’t Taking People’s Guns—But Maybe He Shouldthedailybeast.com
President Obama said a lot about guns in his teary press conference Tuesday, but the one thing that he is not saying, despite all the howling from the right, is that he intends to take away Americans’ guns. Yet equally significant is the realization that individual citizens are unwilling to free themselves of the destructive weapons that are wreaking havoc on our society. Numerous Americans care more about their individual freedoms than our collective freedoms, and they are unable to see how these individualistic desires un...
12/22/15The State Where Racism Is Enshrined in the Constitutionthedailybeast.com
As the presidential race heats up and the American public becomes consumed with the drama that will inevitably engulf the campaign, we should not forget that democracies are intended to be based on voter enfranchisement, and that in many ways America is still lacking in this regard. There are many techniques that America could employ to increase voter turnout, but one of our most pressing obstacles is the states that have consistently worked toward disenfranchising large swaths of their electorate. In this election cycle...