TODAY  Protests and Bots, Political Lines

The Gun Beat: Student protesters laid down in the street in front of the White House yesterday in sympathy with the surviving students and victims of the mass shooting in Florida last week. Some of the students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School say they will not attend a “listening session” called for tomorrow by President Trump.

YESTERDAY  Panther at Box Office, Guilty Plea Coming

Panther Stalks Box Office: Released over the weekend, the movie Black Panther based on the first black comic book superhero grossed $218 million in the US and $387 million worldwide, making it the fifth biggest movie opening ever.

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The President, who has said virtually nothing about guns and what to do about them, indicated that he might be amenable to tighter federal background checks for gun buyers. “While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, “the president is...

 CNN reports that the accused Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz bought 10 rifles within the past year. The family Cruz lived with after his mother’s death knew Cruz had guns. James Snead, the father, said that even after shooting he doesn’t question Cruz’s right to own an assault rifle.

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Rising Against Guns, Trump Claims He’s Clear

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Gun Beat: Thousands of people including high school students and parents protested in Fort Lauderdale yesterday, calling for tighter gun control after the Parkland school massacre in which 17 people were killed. On the steps of the federal courthouse, …

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FBI Missed Tip, 13 Russians Indicted

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Missed Message: The FBI admitted yesterday that it fumbled a Jan 5th tip from someone who knew the accused Parkland, Fla. shooter, reporting that Nikolas Cruz owned a gun and might attempt a school shooting. The bureau said it failed …

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Bullets and Prayers, Immigration Stall

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bullets and Prayers: President Trump delivered a brief speech yesterday about the Parkland, Fla. school shooting in which he talked about mental health, prayers, and making schools safer, but he never mentioned guns or how a mentally disturbed teenager could …

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Page Two

Jaw Meet Floor

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Small President

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Cuba Diaries

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An Alphabet of Maladies

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Healthcare Confusion Act

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Freedom from Speech

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Too Big to Fire

Friday, June 19, 2015

More Probable Than Not

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's Been Said

" 'The enemy of the people,'" was what the president of the United States called the free press in 2017 ... It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."
 
Arizona republican Sen. Jeff Flake speaking on the floor today.