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Forty-nine percent of Republicans and Democrats believe that democracy in the United States is on the ropes. Could America’s fate be the same as ancient Athens? Athenian democracy lasted about 250 years from the early seventh century B.C.E. It was a magnificently successful experiment involving military domination over the belligerent Persians while Athens grew in
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Jill Tokuda, a former state senator backed by the political arm of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, won the Democratic primary in Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, according to The Associated Press, after a sometimes vicious campaign that drew more than a million dollars in outside spending. Ms. Tokuda defeated her top rival, Patrick Branco, a first-term
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By Jeremy Diamond and Arlette Saenz, CNN President Joe Biden doesn’t plan to allow the investigations into his predecessor to muddy his efforts to tout a recent string of legislative achievements ahead of the midterm elections. Even as federal and state investigations into former President Donald Trump heat up and dominate headlines, senior administration officials
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It’s past time for responsible gun owners to speak out against assault weapons and call for a ban. These killing machines do not belong in public places in the hands of untrained civilians and kids who can’t even buy beer. I’m no liberal. I’ve voted Republican my whole life and was a National Rifle Association
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How Portapique began to heal after a mass shooting “There’s a new sense of hope, there’s a sense of pride.” Nate Chute and Omar Ornelas, El Paso Times On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Authorities say the gunman targeted Mexicans in hopes of scaring Latinos
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Adolescents well into their early 20s still are developing their abilities to use judgment and impulse control. If you want help grasping that fact, think of the difference between an incoming college freshman and the same young person as a college senior. The difference in emotional maturity is often dramatic. Gov. Greg Abbott and the
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WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed Smith & Wesson Brands Inc (SWBI.O) for information on its AR-15 style firearms sales and marketing after the gunmaker’s chief executive refused to appear before lawmakers last month, it said in a statement. The panel, led by Democratic U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, cited
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Commentary In late June, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker traveled to New Hampshire to be the keynote speaker at New Hampshire’s Democratic Party state convention. Officially, he was there to “help other Democratic governors get elected” and to lobby for Chicago as the site of the party’s 2024 presidential convention. Unofficially, there was buzz that Pritzker
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The House passed a bill to ban assault weapons—although just barely—and it will likely be struck down in the Senate. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 passed in a final vote on Friday of 217-213, as Representatives did not vote strictly along party lines. Two Republicans, Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) voted for
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