"If you mention the name Ted Cruz to other senators, you just get titanic oceans of eye rolling." The New York Times columnist David Brooks sat down ...
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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.
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."
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.
The NYT got a key fact wrong when it wrote that Mark Begich, the Democratic senator from Alaska, "voted against a measure to expand background checks" for gun purchases. But we doubt that Begich will complain: The truth is much worse.
Americans asked our leaders something very basic: to help change the fact that we have become ridiculously vulnerable to gun violence. But in Washington last week, our pleas were turned down.
Authorities will now be forced to spend countless hours and personnel trying to track down exactly how, when and where they got their guns.
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.
What are some of the protections we wouldn't have at all, if Senator McConnell and Wall Street have their way and we didn't have a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at all?
With a deep enough dive into my life, the government would inevitably come across some of these embarrassingly painful truths -- which would probably disqualify me from gun ownership as well as most other things the Constitution says I can have.
The battle over S.B. 1070, "self-deportation" and the filibuster of the DREAM Act are all in the memory of Latino voters. The more congresspeople like Gohmert, King and Sessions rail against immigration reform, the more the Republicans' recent history with Latinos will remain an issue.
Last week's vote on sensible gun reforms was a tragedy. That is not hyperbole. As a result of the vote that was taken, people will die. I also believe it is the tragedy that will finally lead to real and lasting change.
Even the most cynical amongst us were stunned when the U.S. Senate voted down a watered down, bipartisan, partial background check for gun purchases that's supported by some 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of NRA members. This happened because money has near-complete control of our political system. The NRA outspent the Brady Center to Control Gun Violence by 73 to 1 last year. As Gabby Giffords said in her brilliant New York Times op-ed, senators betrayed the people because of a deep fear of the NRA unseating them from office. The NRA has that power because they have and spend real political money.
The Senate fails the nation. ...