The release of search warrants by the prosecutor shed new light on the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The new information also shows how proposed gun safety regulations could have reduced the carnage at Sandy Hook had they had been in place at the time of the shooting. An article in the Washington [...]
I’ve been wondering if some of the Cons’ relianace on euphemisms isn’t just a habit of repeating “things that sound nice” or the conventional wisdom. Perhaps they aren’t intending to deceive. Maybe it’s just a matter of repeating what they hear, like someone who’s memorized the lines in a foreign phrase book.
An editorial in the Portsmouth Herald doesn’t mince words. The paper says the announcement by former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien that he is considering a run for Congress in the 2nd district “is a bad joke:”
O’Brien’s two years as N.H. speaker were some of the most divisive, spiteful and unproductive in recent memory.
As House speaker: he pushed gun laws that would allow felons and the mentally ill to possess weapons in their homes; he tried unsuccessfully to repeal same-sex marriage, which is now the law of the land in New Hampshire and is poised to gain further federal recognition; he worked hard to take away women’s hard-won legal reproductive rights; and he treated with contempt not just Democrats but members of his own party who didn’t drink the same Kool-Aid he was drinking.
O’Brien’s possible candidacy for the Second District Congressional seat serves as a litmus test for whether Republicans learned any lessons in the 2012 elections. Clearly, if he’s nominated, it will be proof that the N.H. GOP didn’t hear the voters’ clear message.
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Columnist Joe Nocera posed an interesting question: “why can’t we come up with a technology that would keep a gun from going off when held by a child? Or, for that matter, by a thief using a stolen gun? Or an angry teenager who is plotting to use his parents’ arsenal to wreak havoc in [...]
Grant Bosse recently called me out for noting the Josiah Bartlett Center had received a grant from a Koch brothers’ foundation: A sane person would look at this as a loose connection within the rather small world of public policy think tanks. But the modern left sees it as proof of just how deep the [...]