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7 key take-aways from the court’s ruling on Trump’s immigration order

A federal appeals court panel on Thursday ruled to maintain the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning that previously barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries can continue entering the United States.<p>Here are seven big take-aways from their …

Immigration

Before it was a concrete jungle, Tysons Corner was a tiny crossroads

<b>Going to Tysons Corner these days — with its many shopping opportunities, condos and now the Metro — has the feeling of another city. However, I remember seeing a photo that appeared to be taken in the 1950s at the intersection of Routes 7 and 123. There was a building on that corner that could</b> …

Harold Meyerson: In modern GOP, the old South returns

The Republican ticket may hail from Massachusetts and Wisconsin, but Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan head the most Southernized major U.S. political party since Jefferson Davis’s day. In its hostility toward minorities, exploitation of racism, antipathy toward government and suspicion of science, today’s …

A good friend from Australia sent me the following:

A good friend from Australia sent me the following:<p>"On Sunday 28 April 1996, the historic site of the Port Arthur penal colony in south-eastern Tasmania attracted hundreds of visitors. At lunchtime the Broad Arrow Cafe was full. 28 year old Martin Bryant from Hobart entered the cafe, ordered and ate a big lunch, then pulled a semi-automatic rifle out of his bag and started shooting indiscriminately at tourists and staff. Within 15 seconds, 17 shots had been fired, 12 were dead and 10 injured. …

Motor Vehicles vs Guns

Motor Vehicles vs Guns<p>In 2011, there were approximately 25,500 motor vehicle deaths in the United States, and approximately 32,000 gun deaths. Facts.<p>Across the country, motor vehicles are registered, titled to an owner, and insured for liability.<br>Guns are registered in some states -- not all -- not titled, and not insured for liability.<br>Motor vehicle drivers are licensed, are required to pass written and on-road driving tests.<br>Gun users/owners are not.<br>Motor vehicles are useful in thousands of ways …