Gun control support surges in polls

Support for stricter gun laws has spiked in polls conducted after the fatal South Florida school shooting, hitting its highest level in at least a quarter-century. Roughly 2 in 3 Americans now say gun control laws should be made more strict in the wake of the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…

Teens Face ‘Corporal Punishment’ in Rural Arkansas for Participating in Stu…

Three students in a rural part of Arkansas will allegedly be smacked for participating in Wednesday’s national walkout protesting against gun violence. Despite that drastic punishment, one student’s mother, Jerusalem J. Greer, applauded her son and the other students at Greenbrier Public School for their defiant protest following the deadly shooting that killed 15 students…

Settle down, Democrats

Political analysts billed the special House election as a definitive referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Democrats insisted that a young, moderate nominee would spark the imagination and enthusiasm of the “Resistance” in a previously safe GOP seat. Media outlets breathlessly covered the campaign on a moment-by-moment basis. The nation waited with bated breath as the…

Mike Pompeo’s Allies on the Anti-Muslim Right

Try this simple experiment. Take Mike Pompeo’s statements about Muslims, and his alliances with anti-Muslim bigots. Then imagine that he had made similar statements about Jews, and forged similar ties to anti-Semites. Then imagine the reaction if he were nominated for secretary of state. If the analogy appears farfetched, it’s only because, in the President…