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  • U.S. judge rejects requests to halt Maryland gun law

    U.S. judge rejects requests to halt Maryland gun law
    A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program. In denying a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake said the...
  • The cynical politics of guns

    The cynical politics of guns
    The days after the mass shooting in Washington last month, and again after shots were fired outside the Capitol last week, I encountered snarled traffic and a prominently placed police car while dropping my kids off at school. A good quarter of those...
  • It's morning again in Maryland

    It's morning again in Maryland
    Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government...
  • Maryland's concealed carry law stands

    Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
  • The NRA stands with Syria, Iran and North Korea

     The NRA stands with Syria, Iran and North Korea
    To all those who sincerely believe they are being virtuous and standing up for the principles of smaller government, I ask you to examine two recent events that indicates that you are being used. The first example is the National Rifle Association...
  • Second Amendment rewrite required

     Second Amendment rewrite required
    The criminal use of guns is a terrible drain on society — physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. I am angered by the fact that the majority of citizens who support sensible gun laws are all but dictated to on this issue by the likes of...
  • Mental illness and guns

    If you believe that early intervention by mental health professionals in the lives of people with serious psychiatric disorders will prevent future mass shootings like the ones in Newtown, Conn., or Tucson, Ariz., you probably are in for a disappointment:...
  • NRA takes political aim at state gun laws

    NRA takes political aim at state gun laws
    National Rifle Association President David Keene said Wednesday the organization will pursue lawsuits in two states where Democratic governors are believed to have presidential aspirations, but it might not challenge new state gun laws elsewhere. "We're...
  • How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?

    How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?
    How could it be that even a single U.S. senator — no matter how opposed to gun control — could vote to hold up consideration of a proposal to require background checks for gun purchases? This is an idea not only embraced by something in the...
  • Where our democracy works and where it doesn't

    Where our democracy works and where it doesn't
    Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
  • Pollution in the news stream

    Pollution in the news stream
    In today's ever-growing coagulation of fact, fiction and rumor from print, digital and social media, where is the news consumer to look with confidence for the truth? The flood of instant accounts of the Boston marathon explosions and their alleged...
  • If Colorado shooting can't prompt a conversation about gun control, what will?

    If Colorado shooting can't prompt a conversation about gun control, what will?
    Sitting there in an Arapahoe County District Court room with his bright orange-red hair, his eyes downcast and manner withdrawn, James Eagan Holmes didn't have much to say in his first court appearance Monday morning. There was precious little to reveal...