The recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida has the entire country on edge. In addition to the loss of 17 innocent souls, now America is again divided over how to respond. That is not the subject here. In addition to our current debate over how to avoid another tragedy like this—a debate that needs to move
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Rep. Tom Cole said Wednesday he’d be fine with banning the sales of bump stocks, but he would not be in favor of an outright ban on semi-automatic weapons, such as the AR-15 used in the school massacre in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day. “Semi-automatic is a legal weapon, the Oklahoma Republican told MSNBC’s “Morning
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Several top conservative movement leaders are pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in a proposed Disney merger with 21st Century Fox over concerns that the resulting essentially monopolistic control of content creation in one company would produce even more “harmful and explicit content” inappropriate for children and families. The conservative movement leaders wrote to
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Cindy and Meghan McCain both expressed disappointment and frustration that President Donald Trump continues mocking and attacking their husband and father, Sen. John McCain, even after he promised he would stop doing so, they said on “The View” on Wednesday. The senator, whom Trump had derided during the presidential campaign as not a war hero
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Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was not invited to a meeting with President Donald Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss gun legislation, Tampa Bay Times reports. The meeting was set up following the shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Participants in the meeting, scheduled
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In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to Twitter on Wednesday slamming the divisive gun debate and calling the political dialogue among Americans “nasty.” The Florida senator stressed in particular how “we smear those who refuse to agree with us” and believes the Florida
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s attacks about how the nation’s top law enforcement official is handling Republican complaints about the Russia investigation. Sessions, who rarely responds publicly to criticism from his boss, this time said the Justice Department he leads had acted appropriately. “As long as I am the
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Scroll down for next story Hosted by Charlie Sykes. Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, John McCormack and Haley Byrd discuss the upcoming special congressional election in Pennsylvania, the escalating culture war over guns, and Jared Kushner’s no good, very bad day. The Daily Standard podcast is sponsored by Away Travel: Your luggage shouldn’t cost
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August Snow was one of last year’s sleeper hits—and deservedly so. The beautifully written, fast-paced thriller gave readers a tour of Detroit and its suburbs, and introduced them to a charming new literary hero: the half-black, half-Mexican lead character, the eponymous Mr. Snow. Author Stephen Mack Jones has had an life interesting journey himself. I
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was right to open an investigation into potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Rep. Pete King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, as there were “clear deficiencies” revealed during his committee’s investigation into the surveillance of President Donald Trump’s former campaign aide, Carter Page. “I thought it
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TEL AVIV – The Trump administration’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely include U.S. and international recognition of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday. The Old City of Jerusalem will fall under “international protection,” the report claimed, quoting “knowledgeable Arab diplomatic sources”
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Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications. In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to examine the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day. Formerly an agnostic, she argues that secularism
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Mitt Romney says the “real issue” behind keeping schoolkids safe is “broader than gun control” and should be left to individual states to solve. “There are a whole host of things I think we have to look at to be able to provide that safety,” the two-time Republican presidential candidate now running for the U.S.
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Chinese governance has often benefited from adopting and sustaining a long-term perspective. That is facilitated by a generally stable leadership system, with changes at the top only happening once a decade or so. Now, Chinese President Xi Jinping appears intent on reducing even further any leadership volatility. On Sunday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency published a set
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Special counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to do his job, but he may be moving beyond his mandate when asking questions about President Donald Trump’s business practice before he declared his candidacy for president, Ken Starr, the special counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton, warned on Wednesday. “The mandate is what happened during
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In 2017, Military Times conducted a survey of its readers that yielded striking findings: 35 percent of respondents said that dissatisfaction with their child’s education was a “significant factor” in their decision to remain in or leave military service. What’s more, 40 percent of respondents said that they “have either declined or would decline a
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday had nothing to say about President Donald Trump’s calling a sheriff’s deputy who failed to act in the school shooting in Florida earlier this month a coward. Last week, Trump called out Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, who had been assigned to guard the school, for not entering when
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George Fry, Scott Olson / Getty Images by Charlie Spiering28 Feb 20180 28 Feb, 201828 Feb, 2018 DICK’s Sporting Goods announced their decision to stop selling all “assault-style” weapons in their stores and banning sales to anyone under 21. The corporate statement was sent in response to the teen-aged gun control activists after the Parkland
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The Congressional Leadership Fund launched an ad that takes aim at the Democratic candidate in the Pennsylvania special election to fill a congressional seat. The video ties Democrat Connor Lamb to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama’s administration. “Conor Lamb is a Pelosi liberal. His values aren’t our values,” the video says. The
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