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It's not the rhetoric, it's the guns

Saturday  16:55,   17 june 2017
MSN

<p>The NRA still rules the U.S. Congress. Shame!</p>Police search the home of James Hodgkinson, who was identified by law enforcement as the gunman who opened fire on Republican U.S. lawmakers at a Washington-area baseball practice, in[...]

A broken culture

Saturday  16:35,   17 june 2017
FOX News

There was a time in the United States when people knew their neighbor. They never thought about “Washington,” but rather knew the answers to their problems were found locally. They relied on family, church, and community. That community would vary[...]

Trump’s Derangement Deepens

Friday  23:20,   16 june 2017
The Cut

Asking him to subject himself to oversight comes as easily to him as it would to Putin or Duterte or Mugabe. It seems absurd to them — and they, like Trump, would react with incandescent rage.Again, it takes a while for this to register. But the[...]

The country is frighteningly polarized. This is why.

Friday  23:15,   16 june 2017
MSN

When hot-button issues are rooted in gender, race or ethnicity, there’s no room for compromise.Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart.[...]

Opinion: In Praise of Congressional Openness

Friday  23:15,   16 june 2017
Roll Call

In the tear-stained hours after the baseball field shootings, House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy sounded the right note as he said in his opening prayer, “We are blessed by a free and open society. … But once again, we are reminded there is a[...]

Innocence Doesn’t Matter To The Washington Process

Friday  23:11,   16 june 2017
The Daily Caller

The special counsel on Russia has been revealed as a thinly veiled offensive on the Trump presidency. According to reports this week, the investigation is now looking into potential obstruction of justice charges against the President – an idea that [...]

Obamacare Is Not Collapsing Unless Republicans Kill It. Here’s Proof.

Friday  18:51,   16 june 2017
The Cut

“Obamacare’s dead,” says the man holding a gun to to its head.Right-wing critics of Obamacare have been predicting for years that the law would enter an actuarial “death spiral,” in which healthy customers flee and insurers raise rates to[...]

Obamacare Is Not Collapsing Unless Republicans Kill It. Here’s Proof.

Friday  18:51,   16 june 2017
The Cut

“Obamacare’s dead,” says the man holding a gun to to its head.Right-wing critics of Obamacare have been predicting for years that the law would enter an actuarial “death spiral,” in which healthy customers flee and insurers raise rates to[...]

President Trump, ignore 'obstruction' and Russia probes and legislate

Friday  18:21,   16 june 2017
FOX News

The president needs to calm the waters, ignore his detractors, and legislate. He has eighteen months, at the outside forty-two, to work with a bicameral Republican Congress. Every day counts.Yet the drumbeat continues. Thursday it was a Washington[...]

Israel-Palestine From Both Sides of the Mirror

Friday  18:01,   16 june 2017
The New York Times

Can the two sides hear each other at last and forsake war for peace?This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli victory in the 1967 war and of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The jubilation of military victory, quicker and more[...]

Understanding Trump: Newt Gets It

Friday  17:31,   16 june 2017
The Daily Caller

He understands that Trump's approach makes a lot of sense to everyone outside Washington. ”  He understands that Trump “has a moral authority that no one in the Washington bureaucracy or the elite class has.”And he understands that Trump “has[...]

How Congress can fix the GOP healthcare bill to lower costs

Thursday  23:56,   15 june 2017
The Hill

OPINION | If lawmakers want to give the American Health Care Act a constructive purpose, make it cost discipline, and don't let half the market off the hook. Benedic Ippolito is a research fellow in economic policy studies at the American[...]

Two Too Many

Thursday  18:41,   15 june 2017
Roll Call

I’ll never forget the moment when my sense of professionalism as a journalist failed me most. It was Jan. 25, 2012. I had raced to the corridor behind the back door of the House chamber to catch a glimpse of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. A[...]

What I Felt as a Republican in Alexandria After the GOP Baseball Shooting

Thursday  18:40,   15 june 2017
U.S. News & World Report

The progressive desire to silence Republicans has turned violent.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or[...]

How American politics became consumed with hate

Thursday  18:33,   15 june 2017
The Week

How American politics became consumed with hateIt's risky to make snap judgments in the wake of an event like Wednesday's congressional baseball practice shooting. Facts are murky and the initial reports are often wrong. It is easy to make sweeping[...]