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Watch a History Teacher Educate the NRA About the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment isn't very long, but some of it's most fervent proponents seem unable to remember all of it.<p>Diane Wolk Rogers, a Florida history …

Guns

The U.S. State With the Most Bipolar Politics

A number of U.S. Senate races threaten to redraw the 2018 map, from a free-for-all in Arizona to a gutter fight in Nevada. But if you’re looking for …

Government

Florida high school students demand change to gun laws at boisterous rally

TALLAHASSEE — Filled with fury and impatient for change, thousands of Florida high school students and protesters rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to demand that lawmakers take action in the final weeks of the legislative session to curb the sale of assault-style rifles.<p>“Thoughts and prayers …

Guns

Where the N.R.A. Speaks First and Loudest

WASHINGTON — Whenever there is a mass shooting, the National Rifle Association has a well-rehearsed response: Say very little until the inevitable discussion about gun control cools down.<p>But as the leaders of the country’s most influential gun advocacy group kept quiet after the school shooting …

Guns

Infographic: 20 ways to conquer writer’s block

Every writer has faced a moment when the words failed to appear.<p>The yawning whiteness of a blank word document can stymie even the most prolific …

Creative Writing

NRA rejects idea of raising minimum age to buy rifles

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The National Rifle Association is rejecting ideas to raise the minimum age for purchasing rifles.<p>The idea of keeping people younger than 21 from buying rifles including AR-15 style firearms has been proposed, including in a bill that will be introduced in the Senate. President …

Guns

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'We have not declared war on the press'

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday night said the Trump administration has “not declared war on the press,” despite the …

Donald Trump

Stunning new research finds fracking a major source of carbon pollution in Pennsylvania

Methane leaks in the state's oil and gas industry equal 11 coal-fired power plants.<p>The evidence is now overwhelming that natural gas is not part of …

Pollution

Kansas schools are getting threats, and students are getting arrested, after Florida shooting

According to KSN news, Bishop Carroll’s president, Leticia Nielsen, released the following statement:<p>At 7:00 a.m. today, we were made aware of a …

Guns

The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society

• “A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms”<br>• “‘Show Us the Carnage,’ Continued”<br>• “Only in America”<br>• “Show Us the Carnage”<br>• “The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre”<br>• “Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal”<br>• “The Nature of the AR-15”<br>• “Why the AR-15 Was Never Meant to be in Civilian Hands”<br>• “More on the Military and …

Guns

“Give Me a Break”: How the Far Right Is Smearing School-Shooting Survivors

From Donald Trump Jr. to David Clarke, a baseless conspiracy calling shooting survivors “crisis actors” has poisoned the Republican mainstream.<p>As the immediate, visceral shock of the Parkland school shooting has receded, a familiar cynicism has crept into the American far right. In the dark corners …

Donald Trump

Emma González hated guns before. Now, she’s speaking out on behalf of her dead classmates.

About an hour before a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and fatally shot 17 people with an AR-15 rifle, Emma González was in an AP U.S. government class, learning about the role of special interest groups in American politics.<p>Those interest groups, the class discussed, used money …

Guns

5 Elements of a Peaceful Home

When looking for ways to manage stress, people often overlook one of the simplest and most effective strategies: create a peaceful home. Because most …

Feng Shui

Biopic explores secret scandal behind ‘Pippi Longstocking’

Author: DEBORAH COLE | AFPThu, 2018-02-22 08:54ID: 1519268218524595000BERLIN: A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to …

Books

Roku lays out its plan to please cord cutters -- and advertisers

Now that Roku is a publicly traded company, it has to release quarterly updates about how things are going. Today in its first Q4 earnings release (PDF), the company said that revenue is up 28 percent from last year to $188 million, while the number of active accounts grew from 13.4 million to 19.3 …

Televisions

Hasidic Jews Today

With their unmistakable Old World clothing, including black hats and fur-lined headwear, Hasidic Jews — a subgroup of haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, Jews …

Israel

Rick Steves Gets Uncomfortable In 'Travel As A Political Act'

In any given episode of <i>Rick Steves' Europe,</i> the world's most unassuming man smiles his way through stunning cities. It's a deeply comforting formula. We admire skylines and busy streets; Steves putters around historical monuments; he nods along as locals explain sausage or glassblowing; he signs …

European Travel

'Is this weapon more important than someone's life?': Gun fanatic saws AR-15 rifle in half over Florida shooting

A self-confessed gun fanatic filmed himself sawing his gun to pieces in protest over the Florida shooting.<p>Scott Pappalardo films himself with his …

Guns

Parkland father, Andrew Pollack, gives emotional speech to Trump about murdered daughter

White House<p>Trump announces tough new sanctions against North Korea<p>01:21<p>Trump at CPAC again calls for arming certain educators<p>01:45<p>Trump says status of Kushner’s security clearance up to Gen. Kelly<p>02:24<p>Treasury Secy. announces unprecedented sanctions against North Korea<p>01:41<p>Trump floats pay bonus …

North Korea

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading those dull …

New York Times

'How about we stop blaming the victims?': Florida shooting survivors speak at anti-gun rally – video

Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school have given emotive speeches condemning gun laws in the US. Hundreds of people protested at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday<p>Post-Columbine generation demands action on guns: 'We don't deserve this'<br>• After …

Guns

13 Incredible New Books to Add to Your Bookshelf This Month

Books

Five lessons Trump could learn from Lincoln

Perhaps this President’s Day, Trump could spend the holiday reflecting<p>How will Donald Trump observe Presidents Day?<p>Will he have the inclination or take the time to read about or reflect on the qualities of our greatest leaders?<p>Given how busy Trump is issuing executive orders, fighting with the …

Abraham Lincoln

Trump tweets another anti-CNN cartoon — this one by the same artist who drew Clinton in blackface

President Trump on Sunday used his Twitter account to share an anti-CNN cartoon by an artist who in 2016 caused heartburn for Trump's presidential campaign by drawing Hillary Clinton in blackface.<p>The latest image by cartoonist Tony Branco imagines CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer in the year 2038, leaning …

Donald Trump

This is an idea of what members of the Royal Family actually do each day

We're used to seeing them in magazine, newspapers and websites, as well as watching them on our TV screens.<p>But many of you might have wondered, in …

Kate Middleton

Trump’s staggering dereliction of duty

National security adviser H.R. McMaster is in the news — and apparently in the presidential doghouse — for stating the obvious: that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election is “now really incontrovertible.” So it is appropriate to take, as this column’s theme, the title of McMaster’s …

Donald Trump

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> A football coach. An athletic director. And young, eager and forward-looking students.<p>They were among the 17 people killed by a gunman Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.<p>Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved …

CNN

Parkland Shooting Survivor Tells Fox News You're Either With Us Or Against Us On Gun Control

The Parkland, Florida students who survived the nation’s recent horrific school shooting went on Fox News Sunday and threw down by saying, “You’re …

Guns

House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed after he snubbed Florida teacher on gun control

"We need a speaker who will listen to everyone, not just the NRA and other special interests who cut him checks," Democratic candidate and ironworker …

Guns

3 New Books About the Secret Lives of the Rich and Famous

For some reason, we never tire of salacious gossip about the well-to-do. Royals, presidents, the scions of the Upper East Side — they’re all fodder for our wildest dreams and most scathing insults. This week’s book club features fictional, fictionalized, and non-fictional representations of the …

Books