Whether or not these challenges will materialize and be successful, the perceived threat is such that many incumbents don't want to put any daylight between themselves and the NRA.
An intimidated group of U.S. Senators, in the minority, recently denied what the vast majority of Americans want in terms of a modest first step to be...
It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.
"Fiction has put up a valiant struggle over the years to be stranger than actual current events," said Fiction spokesperson Mickey Solls. "But frankly, it's decided that the time is right to throw in the towel. Congratulations, Truth -- you win."
It's this singular issue that has spurred this group of cartoonists and artists to stop merely hating these national tragedies, but to stand up from our drawing boards and say, "Enough."
President Obama had poured his heart and political capital into background checks and gun reform, yet his efforts were met with failure, in a coup against the will of the People orchestrated by the NRA and their lackeys in the Senate.
I am offended by the assumption that personal relationships are more important than legislative achievements. While Obama is often described as more "aloof" than Clinton, it's not clear these different personal styles really matter in getting things done.
Every morning the dead greet me before the caffeine gives me a chance to focus their reality. I post their stories to a Facebook wall. Why?
Individualism, disdain for the rights of the unborn, dismissal of the sanctity of all life -- including that of bombers -- and the preponderance of assault weapons in America: All represent a societal sickness that lures many sheep away from a life-giving shepherd to follow another who leads them to their destruction.
I don't want to be accustomed to living in a society where nothing feels safe anymore, but that it's just the "way it is now."
We need to work together, you and me. This is not a red state/blue state issue. This is not even a Second Amendment issue. We don't want your guns. We do want to make our streets and schools and parks safe. For your sake. For our sake. For our children's sake.
42 is a movie about how personal courage can change the world. Courage comes in many forms. Last week we were reminded of the incredible courage of common citizens and first responders in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks.
When Wyatt Earp was Sheriff of Tombstone there was an ordinance in town that barred the public from carrying firearms in public. Citizens and visitors were required to check their weapons at the Sheriff's office or the Grand Hotel. If they did not, they faced imprisonment or fine or both.
The fact our country first is not even able to pass a law that more than 50 senators voted for, and second is unable to enact a law that more than 90 percent of Americans agree on, is not only deplorable at home, but must be perplexing abroad.
The 3-D printing story -- accompanied by its biggest character, Cody Wilson - has received some attention, but is only in its beginning stages. That's likely why it is not the top story of the day.