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Why Obama is powerless to reform gun laws

<b>President Barack Obama stood in the White House briefing room and, once again, railed against those who object to increased firearm regulation.</b><p>"Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out," he said. "We need more guns, they'll argue. Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really …

Gun Control

Bernie Sanders thrills Boston with call to fight racism and reform gun law

Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate draws huge crowd in Massachusetts for stump speech sprinkled with sketched ideas for reform<p>Bernie Sanders decried “an institutional racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” on Saturday night, as …

Middle-class

The collapse of Rand Paul and the libertarian moment that never was

The libertarian moment in American politics—foretold just last year in the New York Times magazine—is like the horizon; always retreating as we advance upon it.<p>The political events of 2015 are a brutal reminder about how far this country is from embracing libertarianism and how alien those ideas …

Political Science

Germany is having a credibility crisis

The image was fleeting, a prologue to a sound-and-light show that was a German 'thank you' for peace and unity with fellow Europeans since the Berlin Wall fell.<p>But as it fetes the merger of East and West on Oct. 3, 1990, that made Germany the Union's dominant power, the flashback was a reminder of …

Europe

Leonardo DiCaprio Wouldn’t Pass His Vape Pen to Miley Cyrus

There has been a brief pause in <b>Miley Cyrus</b>-related content since the verifiable deluge surrounding the MTV Video Music Awards in August (which was followed immediately by the launch of her free album). But we imagine she will more than make up for that period of (relative) quiet this weekend, as …

Miley Cyrus

Should Immigration Require Assimilation?

Every year, unique people—each with their own cultural history—become new citizens of the United States. Must they leave their own heritage behind?<p>The ceremony in which Marta Quintanilla Call became a U.S. citizen was held in a cavernous high-school auditorium in Oakton, Virginia. She and 499 other …

High School

Alan Simpson Hates GOP Tax Plans

At least one prominent Republican isn't impressed at all by the tax-cut proposals from the 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Yes, that would …

Republicans

The Sheriff Investigating The Oregon Shooting Believes Some Seriously Fringe Things About Guns

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, who is overseeing much of the law enforcement response to Thursday’s tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College, …

Clinton assails Carson, Cruz on gay rights issues, warns about electing anybody in GOP field

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vowed Saturday that gay rights would be a key part of her presidency and warned about the potential consequences of electing Ben Carson or other GOP candidates.<p>Clinton told an audience at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in Washington that …

Government
Middle East

Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Gun Control

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) doubled down on his support for tighter gun control legislation on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college. <b></b><p>“The president is right. Condolences are not enough,” Sanders said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday. “We’ve got …

Guns

Obama: US economy 'envy of the world', but jobs slowdown is Congress's fault

President and labor secretary blame Congress for any slowdown as worse-than-expected jobs report puts administration on defense<p>The Obama administration sent a clear message on Friday: if anyone is to blame for the US economy slowdown, it is Congress.<p>Both Barack Obama and Labor Secretary Tom Perez …

Obama Administration

Fear of the peace: Why Assad is not the main obstacle to a deal on Syria

Big Question: Disagreement on Assad's fate in Syria is not the main obstacle to a peace deal – the real issue is addressing fears of what may follow<p>Russia has upped the ante in the Syrian war, initiating its first military campaign in the Middle East since 1941. Everyone is afraid of the Syrian …

The law that created illegal immigration

Before 1965, the United States was 85% white. Today, racial and ethnic minorities make up one-third of the population. Before 1965, the immigrant stream was largely European. Today, most new arrivals to this country come from Mexico, China and India. The passage of the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration …

Obama Blames Us for the Oregon Shooting, and He's Right

Nothing will happen until we replace our do-nothing Congress with one that will do something – anything to stop the killings<p>James Brady's death last …

Here’s What Actually Reduces Gun Violence

Guns aren’t going away in America. But studies have found several ways to reduce the current annual toll of 30,000 gun deaths — from universal background checks to smart policing.

Guns

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …

Religion

If We Treated Other Public Health Issues The Way The Pro-Gun Crowd Treats Shootings

President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Thursday, hours after a gunman rampaged through a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, was the 15th time he has delivered remarks about a mass shooting during his presidency. Noting that the previous 14 killing sprees had failed to stir Congress …

Guns

The Liberal Media Lynching of Dr. Ben Carson

We are all witnessing an elaborate liberal media lynching of Dr. Ben Carson. The former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon turned leading black Republican …

Republicans

Turkish Air Strikes Hit Kurdish Targets After Deadly Ankara Bombings

Turkey announced on Sunday that it had killed dozens of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels in a series of weekend air strikes, only a day after …

Middle East

Steven Seagal Thinks Many Mass Shootings Are "Engineered" by the Government

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> There are few issues right now more contentious than gun control. One of these issues happens to be “false flag” operations. Actor Steven …

8 Multilingual U.S. Presidents

George Washington only spoke English (and famously required an interpreter in his dealings with French and Dutch colonists), but many of his …

This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically, a victory for the conservative plaintiffs who brought the case may turn on a national survey that Republicans have tried to eliminate.<p>In the Supreme Court case of …

Right To Vote