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The haunting reason Congress won’t pass sensible gun laws

In one of those Capitol Hill elevators reserved for Members of Congress when there are votes on the House floor, I learned a tragic lesson about why Congress has not – and likely will not – pass sensible legislation to reduce gun violence in America. The lesson came harshly, chillingly. It...
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After Uvalde: What the Second Amendment could learn from the First

The First Amendment protects, among other things, speech. No government can tell us what to say, whether to pray, or what to write. We can protest, we can march. Even the remanded can demand their leaders take a stand. But the First Amendment isn’t bound by absolutism. It’s neither ordained...
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What powers do states have to regulate guns and abortions?

Two of the major cases awaiting Supreme Court decisions involve opposite sides of the same coin. A New York case involves the power of the states to regulate guns; a Mississippi case involves the power of the states to regulate abortions. Many of those who support the power of the...
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Georgia voting explosion marks beginning of the end for Stacey Abrams

“Jim Crow 2.0 is about two insidious things: voter suppression and election subversion. It’s no longer about who gets to vote; it’s about making it harder to vote. It’s about who gets to count the vote and whether your vote counts at all. It’s not hyperbole; this is a fact.”...
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Budowsky: How Dems can win an epic midterm election

On Nov. 8, 2022, the American people will make a decision that will change the course of history, send shock waves across the globe, and be written about by historians a century from now. It may literally be the most important midterm election in a century. Here’s why: Today democracy...
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Inequality fuels the climate crisis

One of the largest assemblies of personal wealth in human history is taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland, where the world’s super-rich and political elite are convening for five days of conversation on “improving the state of the world.” While climate change will be a key theme, few participants...
World

Putin fast-tracks Russian citizenship for residents of southern Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree simplifying the procedure to get a Russian passport for residents of the southern Ukrainian regions of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. Kherson region is under the full control of Russian troops, while the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia is partially controlled by Moscow. Moscow and...
World

India jails Kashmir independence leader for life

A former militant and campaigner for Kashmir independence was sentenced to life imprisonment on terrorism charges Wednesday by an Indian court. Mohammad Yasin Malik renounced violence in 1994 to campaign peacefully for the “liberation” of Kashmir, which has been split between India and Pakistan since 1947 and which both claim...
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Black Man Shares Touching Story after Buying First Car

A hard working Nigerian man identified as Abiodun Adeleke has bought his first whip shortly after starting tech. According to the young man who shared his story via Twitter, scaling through tech was not an easy task. At the time he started, he would come home crying and ranting about...
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Impregnating your wife is a Sin – Preacher reveals (Video)

Africa - A Nigerian preacher has introduced a new angle to marriage and childbearing and many will readily disagree with him. The viral preacher who plied his trade in a motor pack declared without mincing words that getting one’s wife pregnant is a sin. Marriage is allowed but pregnancy is...
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Trump faces growing dilemma after Georgia

The Republican primary season started out with a bang for Donald Trump in Ohio, but Georgia and Alabama are leaving the former president whimpering. Trump is finding out the hard way that party politics is a lot more complex than he thought. His imperial, non-strategic obsession with controlling every Republican...
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Hoyer’s Puerto Rico Status Act draft: One step forward, two steps back

Last week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-N.Y.) announced the Puerto Rico Status Act discussion draft to much fanfare. The draft is a consensus reached between the sponsors of competing bills Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act HR 2070 and Puerto Rico Statehood Act HR 1522. Although praiseworthy in its attempt to...
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Redeploying US troops to Somalia is the right move, what do you think about this?

Redeploying US troops to Somalia is the right move... What do you think about this? Following the victory of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the May 15 Somali election, President Biden authorized approximately 500 U.S. special operations forces personnel to redeploy to Somalia. This reverses the Trump administration’s December 2020 withdrawal...
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Opinion: Does Biden want another ‘forever war’ in Somalia?

Opinion: Does Biden want another ‘forever war’ in Somalia? The Biden administration appears to be leaning back into one of the “forever wars” they wanted to avoid: in Somalia. The United States has been decisively engaged in this country since “Black Hawk Down” in October 1993 — 29 years now....