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Let’s Talk About Guns
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Let’s Talk About Guns

BY SHARON MARTIN It never occurred to me that a shotgun was anything but a necessary tool, on my grandfather’s ranch or on my small homestead. While I’m not prepared to give up my .410 when there are water moccasins that stray too far from the creek bank, I’ve begun to question my own beliefs. How…

Justice Kavanaugh
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Justice Kavanaugh

BY SUSAN ESTRICH He will be confirmed, barring some totally unexpected development. He has been vetted by the investigators. He has been vetted by the media. The Republicans have the votes. The Democrats’ best argument is against the invocation of executive privilege; the documents should have been disclosed, but getting the country to rally around…

How Trump Will Rig His Own Case
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How Trump Will Rig His Own Case

BY JOE CONASON Nothing that Brett Kavanaugh said on his first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings relieves the most profound suspicion: that President Donald Trump nominated him to front a legalistic coup against the rule of law. Of course, he uttered all the expected platitudes. “I am a pro-law judge,” he promised, nonpartisan…

I Will Be Voting Blue Because …
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I Will Be Voting Blue Because …

BY KAREN WEBB The GOP has done absolutely nothing for “the least of these” since Reagan took office. No, I am not one of “the least of these,” but I will always be on their side. First, you should always keep in mind Trump’s favorite mantra: “we will have the best of everything and we…

Students, Don’t Let The Gun Lobby Wear You Down
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Students, Don’t Let The Gun Lobby Wear You Down

BY FROMA HARROP Only three students were shot at an American school last Tuesday. Two of them were hospitalized, and only the 17-year-old gunman died. This made the attack at a southern Maryland high school a fleeting news item. The Austin, TX, bombings edged it out. The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado opened…

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