As Israel moves to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find any Democrat in Washington who does not oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans. Even mainstream pro-Israel organisations and key US legislators who are usually unwavering in their support for the Israeli government have denounced the move. Yet the
“The grizzly is foundational to many Indigenous cultures,” said Rain Bear Stands Last, who assisted plaintiffs with the lawsuit and is the executive director of the Global Indigenous Council, a body of Indigenous tribes from around the world. “Had the decision gone against tribes,” he said, ”it would have set a devastating precedent.” In 2017,
A map showing the most present subculture in each state. Credit: Boine et al. Leading firearm violence prevention researchers are first to use data to show differences in gun culture across the country, identifying gun cultures around recreation, self-defense, and politics. A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study published in the Nature
An anti-gun group expressed support in their newsletter for changing Maryland law to allow for regulated firearm transfers to be delayed indefinitely. This was prompted by the state’s background check system becoming temporarily inoperable recently. Maryland law allows firearm dealers to transfer regulated firearms after waiting seven days if Maryland State Police (MSP) does not
By Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson Liveright. 266 pp. $26.95 — ‘Let Them Eat Tweets” is not, according to authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, about President Trump. As the titular play on Marie Antoinette’s famous quote suggests, the authors believe that American society is moving toward control by a selfish oligarchy, but
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They see the real threat to democracy as the Republican Party’s subservience to corporate and financial interests and a handful of the wealthiest Americans. In their view, the GOP’s dedication to the cause of plutocracy explains nearly every pernicious development in American public life: galloping economic inequality, declining state capacity, growing right-wing populism and white
Right-leaning pro-Israel groups are targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and outspoken critic of the Israeli government who is one of the most high-profile progressive members of Congress. Antone Melton-Meaux, 47, the Minneapolis attorney seeking to unseat Omar, 37, in the state’s Aug. 11 Democratic primaries, raised more than $1.5 million in May alone.
Despite the anti-gun laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2020 session having already taken effect on July 1st, anti-gun groups demanded and received a bill signing ceremony in Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam was more than happy to appease these groups backed by out-of-state interests to show a good return on their investment that
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A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to block a bid by the Trump administration to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears endangered species protections, preventing them from being hunted. The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision from a Montana District Court that the bears were wrongly unlisted as a threatened
The National Rifle Association has been conspicuously silent on police violence amid weeks of nationwide demonstrations, despite calling itself the “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” The NRA’s leaders and social media accounts have made no mention of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, the protests, or the police violence against peaceful protesters. “The NRA loves
File photo NEW DELHI: The derecognition of National Sports Federations (NSFs) has impacted the Indian sports’ cautious return to normalcy. Following the derecognition of all 57 NSFs by the Delhi High Court, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to step in to restart sports activities on behalf of the suspended NSFs. But, in the
On July 8th, the veto override attempt in the House of Representatives for House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, received a vote of 66-48, failing to meet the 3/5 minimum needed. HB 652 previously passed both chambers of the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns
The “what about black-on-black crime” rejoinder usually is meant to imply that African Americans are indifferent to the thousands of young black men — and increasingly, black children — who are slain every year in gun violence. It insinuates that black people blithely accept killings by our own that have racked some communities for decades
Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) sketched out what he views as glaring differences with Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. as the two begin their general election in one of the state’s most competitive congressional districts. “It’s not just the candidate, it’s the moment,” Malinowski said. “In this moment I’d rather be running on my record
Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our more than five million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Rick Tillis for re-election to the 92nd House district of Tennessee. “Tennesseans can count on Rep. Tillis to protect our individual freedom of self-protection,” said Matt Herriman, NRA-ILA’s Tennessee state director. “The NRA
click to enlarge Juli Hansen / shutterstock.com Voters seem to accept Hick as Hick, stumbles notwithstanding. It was clear who would be the Senate Democratic primary winner on the day that John Hickenlooper began his ill-fated run for president.
Dear Mississippi NRA Member: COVID-19’s disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.). This legislation would have added state agencies to the existing preemption statute which limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also would have provided citizens
Virginia gun sales surged 157 percent during the month of June as Virginians reacted to coronavirus uncertainties, protests and riots, and the steady growth of gun control under Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) Democrat-led state government. Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that there were 81,204 firearm transactions in Virginia during June 2020, a 157 increase over the number of
The November ballot in the 96th House District race could give voters three choices, with an appointed Republican joining Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, in the contest, and a Green Party candidate gathering signatures to do so. Charlie McGorray, 69, a retired fire department captain in Decatur, where he lives, made his formal announcement last week.
Monday on MSNBC, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) accused President Donald Trump of “demagoguery,” which he said was making America weaker. Host Ayman Mohyeldin asked, “Another thing I understand you’re trying to get done in the next month or so is obviously police reform that’s become front and center in our national discourse. There was, unfortunately,
On Monday, the Argus Leader reported that Paul Erickson, a former Republican political operative, has been sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering. Erickson originally made headlines for his romantic involvement with Maria Butina, a Russian activist who admitted to infiltrating the National Rifle Association and other GOP circles
Charlie Daniels, a musical force who melded country music and southern rock, showcasing his blistering fiddle skills on hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday. He was 83 years old. The Country Music Hall of Fame musician died following a hemorrhagic stroke in Tennessee, a statement on his website said. Originally a
Dear NRA-ILA Friends and Family, I’m excited to announce that the online NRA-ILA Auction is now OPEN and ready for your bids! This year’s auction features numerous firearms, accessories and ammunition. Every item comes to NRA-ILA as a 100 percent donation, ensuring that all funds go directly to the battle for protecting the Second Amendment.
June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks. The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have
In 2013, Colorado enacted House Bill 13-1224, which made it a crime, with some exceptions, to sell, transfer, or possess any “large-capacity magazine”after July 1, 2013. A “large-capacity magazine”meant any “fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that is designed to be readily converted to accept, more
Country music icon Charlie Daniels died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, the Tennessean reported. He was 83. Daniels’ publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, confirmed his death, the Tennessean said. Daniels — a Country Music Hall of Fame member known far and wide for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” — is survived by his
Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the
On July 2nd, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, despite it passing the General Assembly with bipartisan supermajorities. He erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows