Memo to media: 'Congress' isn't blocking new gun laws—the GOP is

Obstructionist Republicans have been blocking common-sense gun laws for years, even as the laundry list of gun massacres continues to grow. The radical maneuver comes against overwhelming public support for Democrat-backed legislation. If ever there's been an example of an entire political party in America completely out of step with the country, this is it….

White House aides think Trump's visits to El Paso and Dayton were a 'debacle'

What!? You mean that thumbs-up photo with the orphaned baby didn’t play well with the all-important non-reptile demo? You don’t say. Apparently (though Donald Trump will tell you differently), the pr*sident’s visits to Dayton and El Paso — including the non-photo-op photo ops — didn’t go so well on Wednesday. That’s what White House aides will privately tell…

Not Without my Children

< p style=”text-align:justify”>The first two lines of the opening stanza of my favorite poem read, “If you can keep your head when all about you, Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” –Rudyard Kipling.   One of the gifts of literature and poetry is confirming that you are not alone or insane. When learned people…

Trump turns visits to El Paso and Dayton into a slick campaign ad

Complete with spirited, inspirational music no less. This guy. I mean, come on. My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth. Thank you for a job well done! pic.twitter.com/TNVDGhxOpo — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019 Step 1: Inspire a mass shooting after two and a…

PA-Sen: PA Dems Already Getting Ready To Beat Pat “Assault Weapons Are Extremely Popular” Toomey (R)

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pat Toomey has made a career voting against his constituents' interests and assailing beloved programs like Medicare, Social Security, and the ACA. But when it comes to putting lives over NRA profits, Toomeysuddenly wants to play Mr. Popular. Watch Toomey say we shouldn't ban assault rifles because “they are extremely popular.” It's…

TX-Sen: New Emerson Poll Has Some Bad News For John Cornyn (R)

Here’s the latest news out of Texas today courtesy of Emerson University’s latest poll: The poll also projects a wide-open Democratic primary race for the Senate seat held by longtime incumbent John Cornyn. At 19%, “someone else” is leading the field, a blow to former Army helicopter pilot MJ Hegar, who's been campaigning for most…