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The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

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Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence

What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the U.S. Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here. Pictured right, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state’s gun laws.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE



Mass Shootings Are Good for Business, Say Gun Industry Executives

Behind closed doors, the makers and sellers of firearms in the U.S. have told investors and Wall Street analysts that mass shootings are opportunities to make lots of money.

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Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Address Gun Violence in America

Expanding background checks, renewing the assault weapons ban and ending the legal sale of guns to people on the FBI’s terror watch list are among 10 things the presidential candidate says Americans can do to save their lives and those of their neighbors.

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Gun TV Aims to Sell Weapons in Your Home

In 2016, a new shopping channel will sell firearms, ammunition, hunting jackets and concealed-carry holsters in the households of a nation where 30,000 people die in shootings every year.

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Couch Potato Congress









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GOP Par for the Course









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Wendy Davis’ Political Prospects, Weiner’s Sexting Partner Cashes In, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Harry Reid speculates about the likelihood of Congress taking up gun control again and scandal-plagued San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is due to begin therapy.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE


Shot Down









Posted on May 10, 2013 ENLARGE



Harry Reid Renounces Ted Cruz, Jon Stewart Mocks the NRA Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another state legalizes gay marriage and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reveals how he’s trying to slim down.

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE


Rush Limbaugh

Gun Control’s Second Chance, Limbaugh in Trouble, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the House’s 37th attempt to appeal Obamacare, and George Takei has some suggestions on how to deal with anti-gay hypocrites.

Posted on May 6, 2013 READ MORE



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NRA Plays the Victim at National Convention

“Our freedom is under attack like never before,” said Chris Cox of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action on Friday at the gun lobby’s big get-together in Houston. As if that wasn’t enough, Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his mouth.

Posted on May 3, 2013 READ MORE


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Time to Judge Bush Legacy, Rove Battles the Koch Brothers, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Republican governor who is pushing for stricter gun control and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake pulls a fast one on the mother of a mass shooting victim.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE


Senate Votes Against Background Checks









Posted on Apr 22, 2013 ENLARGE


Mutual Interests









Posted on Apr 19, 2013 ENLARGE


Scarborough Rages Against Republicans for Blocking Gun Reform Bill

“You don’t ignore 90 percent of what the voting population wants when you’re talking about the safety of Americans,” the MSNBC host said. “This sort of extremism is going to be called out.”

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Poison Sent to Senator’s Office, Erik Rush’s Incendiary Tweet, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the release of a post-9/11 torture report that lays the blame squarely at the feet of the nation’s highest officeholders and the unveiling of a bipartisan agreement on immigration reform.

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Mass Violence, Gun Control and the American Culture of Death

In the wake of Monday’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings, should we urge the Senate to proceed with the gun control debate as scheduled? Or should we condemn both chambers of Congress and the president for doing too little, too late to deal with the problem of mass violence and what some have termed the nation’s culture of death?

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Will the GOP Block Background Checks?

Is Congress on the verge of turning away from the lessons of the slaughter in Newtown even as Connecticut enacts sweeping laws to curb gun violence? Is the gun lobby hell-bent on aligning our country with such great friends of liberty as Iran, North Korea and Syria by opposing efforts to condition international gun sales on the human rights records of buyers?

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 READ MORE


Obama and Guns









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