Guns and other insanity

So, the consoler-in-chief has visited Las Vegas in the wake of a mass slaughter at a concert there, and, unlike yesterday's shameful performance in Puerto Rico, he stayed on script.  He called the gunman "sick and demented, " but he refused to be drawn into discussing solutions to the mass killings.   Don't look to Donald …

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Homophobia, ISIS, insanity and weaponry

It's hard to get one's mind around the horror of the worst mass shooting in the nation's history. There seems to have been a perfect storm, with multiple factors coming together to carry out this unspeakable tragedy. How many more before elected officials take action? The shooter, an American citizen born to Afghani parents, had a …

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Katherine Clark: too new to be cynical?

At least 16 Democrats will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives this fall. No surprise there, given that they are outnumbered 233 to 200 (with two vacant seats), and the Republican majority has no interest in power-sharing, collaboration or even communicating.  Among the 51 Tea Party Representatives are some who take pride in …

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