Newtown

Both sides are spending more and fighting harder.

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If you can't beat the gun nuts, you can scare off the people who fund them

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Legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases is still stalled in the Senate. In my optimistic piece on the future of the gun control movement last spring, I had reported that proponents were hoping to bring back the Manchin-Toomey amendment to close the gun-show loophole, in a somewhat revised form, in the weeks prior to the August recess, assuming that immigration reform had passed by then. Well, of course immigration reform still has a ways to go.

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Neil Heslin’s Father’s Day custom with his son Jesse (who preferred to call it “Daddy’s Day”) was to go to the local historical society for an antique car show where, for the holiday, dads and their kids would get in free. To make sure that they got the deal, Jesse made a point of saying: “Jesse and Daddy here” when they’d arrived.

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is—by virtue of his billions of dollars and his eagerness to use them to bend policies well outside the five boroughs in his preferred direction—a national figure. So it is no surprise this morning to see him producing one major story of national import and one major story of exclusively local concern. I just wish they could switch places.

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Should the Newtown Victims Get Their Emmett Till Moment?

The dangers of a new Connecticut law that seals crime-scene photos

The dangers of a new Connecticut law that seals crime-scene photos.

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This Is How the NRA Ends

A bigger, richer, meaner gun-control movement has arrived

The bigger, richer, meaner gun-control movement has arrived.

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There's Nothing Wrong With Properly Politicizing a Tragedy

The unthinkable eventually happens. Why not exploit it?

The unthinkable eventually happens. Why not exploit it?

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No Agenda? No Problem.

For Obama, No Second-Term Policy Goals is Shrewd Politics

Never mind the Beltway brahmins: For the president, not having much of a second-term agenda may be good politics.

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