When future historians look back on the gun control wars of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, they will consider LaPierre, if they consider him at all, to be a right-wing nut whose influence was based on the misguided perception that he actually represented more than a small number of "gun rights" extremists.
By every indication, President Obama has tried to negotiate grand bargain deficit deals with Speaker Boehner. And twice, Boehner, not the president, walked away from the negotiating table.
Why are these people so threatened by background checks and limits on military-style weapons? There's still going to be plenty of guns and no one is talking about forbidding hunting or recreational shooting.
On Tuesday, Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss The Huffington Post's new reporting series, "The Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Ch...
I confess I was Miss CliffsNotes in school and usually took the easy way out, charming teachers by echoing their own lectures. It wasn't until my late quarter-life crisis that I really got into non-fiction reading and realized it was like all the best parts of therapy and even better in a few ways.
When influential guys like LaPierre take a stand like wanting to make an armed fort out of every elementary school, there's no middle ground, there's no compromise, and there's no sane discussion of how to decrease violence in America.
We cannot change the past. We cannot bring back to life a single murdered child. But all of us, regardless of party affiliation or political orientation, can and must do everything in our collective power to stop the carnage of our children in the future.
I simply don't want to argue anymore with people who genuinely believe that cheap, easy access to guns makes us safer, when for decades the U.S. has suffered from more gun violence than any other western industrialized nation.
In their embrace of absolute doctrine without regard to the facts on the ground, the anti-tax and pro-gun movements have contributed to the undermining of democratic society. Both stances refuse dialog and disdain compromise.
Congressional representatives like to keep their jobs. Since the common wisdom is that to challenge the policies of the NRA is tantamount to asking to be fired, did we really expect them to voluntarily give up their jobs? Would we do so?
Arianna appeared on "Morning Joe" Tuesday to discuss a range of topics with the panel. The group talked about the fruitless negotiations between t...
If Republicans refuse to negotiate from the White House proposal, they'll be refusing to negotiate with the electorate. They shouldn't feel insulted by that offer. The real insult -- the only that really must sting -- is the one voters just gave them at the polls
Just because there are no e-mails that are flatly incriminating, does this means that secrets weren't passed? What do men do to impress the women with whom they're involved? They show off. Can we be absolutely sure that Petraeus didn't say things to impress his paramour?
In our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
Election Night with Joe and Mika took place at 92Y on November 6, 2012. In this clip, the panel featuring Mike Barnicle, Mark Halperin, Jon Meacham ...
Election Night with Joe and Mika took place at 92Y on November 6, 2012. In this clip, "Morning Joe" regular Mike Barnicle tells the panel that if G...