Category: Gun Violence

Not Hate

July 5, 2016 By Mickey Friedman “All you need is love,” the Beatles sang. But sadly hate is ever-present. When I was a boy, bullies maimed but rarely killed. Of course, many whites hated blacks; some in the South enough…

Uzis-R-Us

July 22, 2013 By Mickey Friedman If you’ve been reading my column you know that when it comes to money I am pretty much without a clue. Which explains why Uncle Seymour has been nagging me for decades. “Get a…

It’s Time To Act

February 16, 2013 By Mickey Friedman Rather than act, the Great Barrington Selectboard decided to discuss guns and gun violence. We Americans like to discuss/argue about everything.  But some arguments defy resolution. Like the argument about abortion and women’s rights.…

Great Barrington and the Arming of America

February 7, 2013 By David Scribner Political fortitude appears to be in short supply among the members of the Great Barrington Board of Selectmen. Shortly after the horrific killing of 20 Newtown, Connecticut elementary school children – mostly first graders…

Happy Mad New Year

January 3, 2013 By Mickey Friedman Anthony, my bestest Republican in the Best Small Town in America, frets about the Obama Death Panels. But as I transition to New Years, taking stock, a part of me looks forward to my…