Dead kids won’t bring an assault weapons ban

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Apparently, there will be no ban on assault weapons. Never mind that Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 assault-type rifle to rip apart the bodies of babies at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Forget the fact that James E. Holmes, the alleged Aurora, Col. movie theater shooter, fired, among other weapons, an AR-15. […]

Iraq’s warmongers paid no price for their deceit

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Ten years ago, on March 20, 2003, the administration of George W. Bush launched its disastrous invasion of Iraq. It’s a war most Americans — including many Republicans who enthusiastically supported it — are working assiduously to forget. Not so fast. An examination of the lies, the hypocrisy and the power-mongering that led us into […]

How’s this for ‘intimidation’ of a journalist by a politician?

Bob Woodward’s wimpy complaints about the hectoring he received from a White House aide made he laugh. I’ve had nastier e-mails from my sisters! Most veteran reporters have stories to tell about harsh treatment at the hands of a politician or press aide who’s unhappy about the reporter’s story. Like most, I’ve got lots of […]

Why Justice Scalia despises the Voting Rights Act

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If you want to stare into the ugly face of racial resentment, take a good look at Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His frank, if stunningly injudicious, remarks about a key portion of the Voting Rights Act laid bare the bitterness that so many hyper-conservatives still harbor toward black progress. Earlier this week, during oral […]