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America remains a global shopping center for terrorists and others.

Terrorists and gun smugglers like to buy guns in America because of
the abundant inventory at gun shops and gun shows, and the laxity of US
gun-law enforcement.

On January 20, 1995, Bruno Jordan is gunned down in a parking lot in El Paso, Texas, in what appears to be a botched carjacking.

Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They're in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case

The USA Patriot Act was passed with much fanfare last October, but it was soon clear that lawmakers passed the package without examining all the parts.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

Blogs

The problem of unfair and inscrutible boilerplate contracts might find its remedy in Washington or the state capitols—or we might be able to seize the day ourselves.

March 15, 2013

Alleging unpaid wages and repeated retaliation, workers are coming out about immigrant injustice. 

March 6, 2013

Amicus briefs from business leaders and prominent Republicans make the conservative case for marriage equality nationwide. Will the Court listen?

March 4, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce was planning a campaign to illegally hack its critics, and others could easily follow suit. Will cyberwar extend to domestic political campaigns?

March 4, 2013

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) voted against both versions of VAWA reauthorization. If only he would explain why.

March 1, 2013

Ari Berman appears on Washington Journal to debate the importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act—which is currently under review by the Supreme Court.

February 27, 2013

A small-town North Carolina newspaper apologized in the most craven way imaginable for its open records request to find the number of concealed carry permits in the community.

February 27, 2013

New polling suggests Rahm Emanuel isn't playing in Chicago. Here's why—and why the national media should pay attention.

February 27, 2013

Robin Kelly's resounding victory in Illinois' special election for US House is a blow to pro-gun hawks nationwide. 

February 27, 2013

A progressive group’s message reminds viewers that the Kentucky senator is taking money from the industry.

February 25, 2013