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‘Slow-Motion Mass Murders’

Public officials are very selective about when violence and death matter. Massacres and terrorist incidents cannot be ignored, but the day-to-day toll from gun violence is often swept aside. Politicians who tout themselves as advocates of law and order don’t want to be unmasked as caring even more about their ratings from gun lobbyists.

Posted on May 12, 2013 READ MORE


My First Rifle

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Shot Down

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Campus Carry

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Fighting Tyranny

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NRA Takes a Turn to the Right

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This Man Just Fired the World’s First 3-D Printed Gun

Exhibiting no concern for the inevitably deadly consequences of his actions, 25-year-old Texas law student Cody Wilson hopes to bring about “a complete explosion of all available gun laws” with his designs for 3-D printable firearms.

Posted on May 6, 2013 READ MORE


Crickett Rifles

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Bob Davis

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Mr. Gun Nut Head

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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.

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The Pen Is Mightier

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Victims in Perspective

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Wade Rockett (CC-BY-ND)

Obama Needs to Hope Again

If a president finds himself in the role of a political scientist, he has a problem—even when his political science lesson is 100 percent accurate.

Posted on May 1, 2013 READ MORE



Photo illustration from an image by Colin Grey (CC-BY)

Fact: The United States Tortured People

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A bipartisan panel tries to end the debate on torture so we don’t do it again, U.S. terrorism, why Congress is free to ignore demand for gun control and the best show you’re not watching.

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Fact: The United States Tortured People

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A bipartisan panel tries to end the debate on torture so we don’t do it again, U.S. terrorism, why Congress is free to ignore demand for gun control and the best show you’re not watching.

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A Well Regulated Godzilla

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Terror

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NRA Parrot

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Slippery Slope

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Gun Bill

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Congress’ Best Side

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Resolute, but With an Asterisk

The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists—and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.

Posted on Apr 23, 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


GOP and Guns

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Senate Votes Against Background Checks

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Senate Gun Fail

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Sandy Hook Legacy

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The Way Forward on Guns

Victories often contain the seeds of future defeats. So it is—or at least should be—with the Senate’s morally reprehensible rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE


Gun Heart

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Boston and Washington

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Little D

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A Butt Man

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Married to Guns

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Protecting the ‘Second Amendment Rights’ of Thugs and Terrorists

The gun lobby and its legislative servants are “soft on crime”—although they routinely pretend to be tough on criminals.

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Backbone Checks

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Mutual Interests

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And He Is Us

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Pressure Cooker

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Spineless

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America Blinks

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Newtown’s Call to Reason

The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre’s victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE


School Clothes

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Sammy Get Your Gun

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Background Check

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False God

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LaPierre

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Totally Safe Schools

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The End of Majority Rule?

The National Rifle Association is facing attacks from Gun Owners of America for being too soft on gun control. This is like a double cheeseburger coming under severe criticism for lacking enough cholesterol.

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE


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