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The Real Slippery Slope of Gun Laws

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Denied a concealed handgun permit in your home state because of your criminal and mental health background? No problem. Thanks to the NRA, you'll now simply be able to mail-order a permit from Utah or Florida and you're ready to carry.

Penn. Jury Mulls Death Penalty For Convicted Killer Of Three Cops

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

PITTSBURGH — A man facing the possible death penalty for murdering three Pittsburgh police officers cried Monday as the widow of one officer tes...

The True Meaning of Keith Olbermann

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Ironically, Olbermann's tenure at MSNBC may have really ended because of something very much like the thing that he rightfully ridiculed Bush for more than anything else. Maybe he really left because of a Mission Accomplished.

What I Learned Behind the Lines of the Anti-Obama Backlash

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Bunch

A push for job creation would bring work for many people now simmering in the toxic right-wing media bubble instead. The conditions fueling the Obama backlash may lift -- if we can somehow lift the conditions holding back America as a whole.

The Hair-Tearing False Equivalency of American Political Violence.

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.

We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Note the phrase "threatened use of force" in the definition of terrorism, and then ask yourself what the guy at Obama's event with an assault weapon was doing, given the events of the past year or so.

Patriot Acts: Four Reasons the USA Is Still the Bomb

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

My weekly newspaper columns are usually about local issues, but as this week's column had a national bent, I figured I'd post it here for all of you H...

Scott Roeder: Latest Guy With a Gun Who Made the Rules

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

"The guys with the guns make the rules" was the rallying cry Wayne LaPierre of the NRA offered attendees at this year's CPAC convention.

Pittsburgh Police Shooting Had Origins In Urinating Dog

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — A 911 call that brought two police officers to a home where they were ambushed, and where a third was also later killed during a fo...

RICHARD POPLAWSKI, Pittsburgh Gunman, Kills 3 Police Officers

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and DAN NEPHIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and "lying in wait" opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday,...