Gun Violence

One can only live in fear if one listens to Republicans and watches their campaign ads. Republicans consistently decouple gun control from crime. Criminality is a real problem, but Willie Horton is not waiting around every corner. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 16 years and have not been...

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  • October 26, 2022

As the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, I worry about their safety, health, and lives in this time of excessive gun violence, denial of history, and the life-destroying spread of the virus. Despite their vulnerability, the children of America who frighten me most are the so-called responsible adults who have decided...

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  • August 6, 2021

For the second time, in approximately sixteen years, President Joe Biden is part of a multicultural team pulling America back from the brink. The last time, in 2009, Mr. Biden was second in command to former President Barack Obama. This time he is in charge, with Kamala Harris as his...

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  • May 10, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D. CT) re-election campaign: Last week, horrid gun violence once again ripped through our communities and senselessly took more innocent lives. After each deadly shooting in this country, my Republican colleagues offer “thoughts and prayers” – then turn around and obstruct...

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  • April 22, 2021

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time yesterday afternoon (April 8th) on the Randi Rhodes radio broadcast. A caller from Philadelphia used the two-word descriptor, and I found it apropos to the...

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  • April 9, 2021

I wanted to make sure you all saw this: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday called on the Senate to act in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in his state, asserting in an impassioned speech from the chamber floor that his colleagues have a moral obligation to a generation...

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  • March 25, 2021

I’m not in a jovial mood today. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed … because my bed is still in America. If it straddled the U.S.-Canada border, I might have had a puncher’s chance—but no. I had to wake up here—in the land of the mask-free, gun-obsessed asshole....

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  • March 23, 2021

Still early and a far too familiar pattern has been repeated today in Boulder, Colorado. 10 are dead including one first responding police officer. More information has yet to be revealed much like the shootings in Atlanta. If only Republicans were as concerned about checking the backgrounds of people who...

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  • March 23, 2021

Prosecuting hate crime is another thing some prosecutors might not want especially when a Bible Belt jury might want to condone violence against the victimless(sic) crime industry. “Let those pesky feds do it”. As the alleged suspect said, “he was at the end of his rope” because irony runs deep...

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  • March 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, in support of Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D. OH) potential U.S. Senate campaign: Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH) You may not recognize my name, but you may remember my daughter. Jaime was just 14 years old when she walked into...

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  • March 16, 2021

I have wondered where General Honore is with his investigation on security.  I believe there is going to be a clean up because I believe Honore takes this job seriously.   His job.  Right Now is to look into the failed situation on Jan 6th and it should never happen again. ...

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  • January 29, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Representative and wife of U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D. AZ), Gabrielle Giffords’ (D. AZ) PAC, Giffords PAC: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) We have some good and bad news to share with you today. Do you have a...

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  • December 9, 2020

 As the election postmortem fight begins, Democratic leaders are consoling themselves with the narrative that Florida was already lost. It’s really a red state, Democrats are being told, which is an excuse that has been echoed by multiple pundits. The problem with that is that it’s just not true. The people...

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  • November 21, 2020

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords tweeted a video of a special needs child, the son of a murdered teacher at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,  meeting the former vice president in Washington DC during the March for Life protests. Gabbards herself is a gun violence survivor. The video is...

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  • October 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX): We are about to enter the most critical stretch in the most important year of our lives. There are only 25 days until early voting begins in Texas and 46 days until Election Day. The most defining...

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  • September 18, 2020

This title is not meant to take away from Black Lives Matter.  In fact, it is meant to do just the opposite.   John Lewis was a man who knew Voting rights and the power of the vote.  John Lewis is no longer with us but the spirit of his convictions...

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  • August 20, 2020

Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed. #KHive who’s ready for a speech tonight? #DemConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/DFKJrQy9Ag — Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) August 19, 2020 PBO excerpt The DNC's 3 core messages have been: 1)...

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  • August 20, 2020

No, I am NOT being Chuck “Bothsiderist” Todd, but I need to tell you all about the descent into the rabbit hole that the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky has taken.  I’m pulling for Amy McGrath.  I really am.  But I’m not the only one who has noticed the blatant...

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  • August 15, 2020

From Newsweek: As an election during a pandemic continues to unfold, Texas Democrats touted a new record Monday: Two million voter contacts this past weekend alone. Direct contact is the key to voter turnout. The news comes as Joe Biden has put renewed emphasis into doing something once seen as...

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  • August 11, 2020

From The Boston Globe: The crux of Kennedy’s campaign against Markey seems to come down to the question of whether a generational torch-passing is needed in the delegation this year. And here, the senator’s own words to the Globe editorial board are his best defense: “It’s not your age. It’s...

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  • July 28, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA), in support of Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Our nation is in crisis. As I'm writing to you, amidst a public health emergency, President Trump is deploying unidentified federal troops to patrol our cities...

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  • July 23, 2020

I feel like I am assigning you all summer reading but then again, I will be taking off for the 4th of July weekend (every please be safe this weekend). With that said, here’s a must read piece that came out earlier this week from Glamour profiling State Senator, Dr....

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of her husband, Astronaut Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: I wanted to reach out to you personally about my husband Mark Kelly, someone I know better than anyone else. When Mark launched this campaign last...

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  • June 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) re-election campaign: Sen. Gary Peters (D. MI) For years, we’ve looked to our leaders in Washington to protect our communities — asking them to have the courage to act not...

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  • June 23, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland father, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Joe Biden It’s Fred Guttenberg. On June 5th, Joe Biden formally became the Democratic Presidential Nominee. It may not have been the biggest news in the...

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  • June 12, 2020

I can’t breathe a long sigh when the two exemplars for bad firearms safety, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are revised like the cops in E.T. relegated to brandishing radios. Like Trump at St John’s church, some props don’t work. All that’s left is Porky Pig’s speech disability. “Animators working on the...

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  • June 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) in support of John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) I’m reaching out today to ask you to support John Hickenlooper for Senate in his race against Cory Gardner, who Politico called “Republicans' most vulnerable Senate...

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  • May 27, 2020

Mark your calendars: Joe Biden will be a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday, marking his fifth visit to the show and first since becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. The visit will be virtual, of course, as Biden has been doing interviews from his Delaware home. But his guest appearance will...

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  • May 20, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Veteran & Military Attorney James Mackler’s (D. TN) U.S. Senate campaign: James Mackler (D. TN) I'm proud that Giffords PAC has endorsed James Mackler. He is a proven champion on gun safety and we must help...

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  • May 12, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) I'm proud to announce that Giffords PAC has endorsed Jaime Harrison for Senate in South Carolina. He is a proven champion on gun safety, and...

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  • May 11, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland Father and activist, Fred Guttenberg on behalf of Brady PAC in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) My name is Fred and losing my daughter Jaime at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida changed my life...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Gun violence prevention has always been one of Joe Biden’s top priorities and, according to our supporter surveys, it’s one of Team Joe’s top priorities, too. So today we want to share with you Joe’s Plan for ending our gun violence...

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  • May 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): I’ll just be blunt: If Democrats don’t keep the House in 2020, it’s going to be almost impossible to get anything done for working people in 2021. And if Republicans take back the House, you know what’ll be on...

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  • April 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) When my daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland school shooting, I made a promise to myself that I would...

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  • April 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Giffords PAC in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) campaign: We’re excited to announce that we just endorsed another gun safety candidate running for U.S. Senate: Jaime Harrison in South Carolina! Jaime Harrison’s commitment to commonsense gun safety is personal. He lost his friend Clem and 8 others when...

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  • April 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland Father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) My name is Fred and losing my daughter Jaime at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida changed my...

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  • April 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the. Brady. PAC in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: My name is Fred and my daughter Jaime was one of the 17 people killed at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. Because of what happened...

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  • April 17, 2020

The big names keep on coming: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a rollout for Michelle Obama’s endorsement, although there are questions around just how public a role the enormously popular former first lady will play in his campaign. Sources tell The Hill that the Biden campaign’s early plans include...

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  • April 17, 2020

Fucking idiot: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) deemed a potential national shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic an “overreaction” on Thursday. An increasing number of public health experts have recommended residents be ordered to stay home in an effort to help contain the rapid U.S. spread of the virus. Cornyn argued...

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  • April 4, 2020

Now I do approve of this: Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator-Democratic presidential candidate, has endorsed the liberal-backed Jill Karofsky for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in her race against the conservative-backed incumbent Daniel Kelly. The two are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. In a statement endorsing Karofsky, a Dane County...

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  • April 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from singer-songwriter Carole King in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Hi, it’s Carole King. First, and most important, I hope you and your family are well and that you stay healthy. I’m reaching out to ask you to join me in...

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  • March 31, 2020

This fucking idiot is making Ted Cruz look like the smart one: x Sen. John Cornyn: “China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats & snakes & dogs & things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has...

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  • March 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: A new poll out of Arizona has my friend, Mark Kelly, down by two points in Arizona’s must-win Senate race. This news comes after massive outside spending by Mitch McConnell and...

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  • March 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC)   It happened in 2008: in the Republican stronghold of North Carolina, President Barack Obama and my friend, the late US Senator Kay Hagan, won...

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  • March 8, 2020

For the past four days, I have heard Trump loyalists like Wilbur Ross and Larry Kudlow, disaffected Republicans like Megan McCain and Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, ‘woke’ or former  Republicans like Nicolle Wallace and David Jolly use the phrase, “ this is not political.” What they all have been talking about is...

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  • February 28, 2020

Breaking news: x BIG: the @BostonGlobe, who once suggested Warren should sit out 2020, has endorsed her for president. “Fearless and brilliant on her feet, Warren has the greatest potential among the candidates to lay bare Trump’s weaknesses on a debate stage.” https://t.co/pgRbx5M9Nm— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 26, 2020 Here’s...

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  • February 26, 2020

Kudos to Rolling Stone for finding this: In a 2016 audio recording from what is thought to be a private Goldman Sachs event, Bloomberg first can be heard referring to the audience as “my peeps.” He then went on to talk about what his priorities would be if he were running for...

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  • February 25, 2020

The white supremacist that hunted and murdered Trayvon Martin because he was black and walking has filed a lawsuit against Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg for tweets they made on the anniversary of the young high school student death’s by the hands of George Zimmerman. The right wing website WND...

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  • February 19, 2020
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