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So let’s talk about grand totals. Every year in this country, about 35,000 people die from guns. About 13,000 of them are by homicide and the other 21,500 by suicide. Clearly, based on the lack of action from Congress and other politicians, these people’s lives aren’t enough. But what if these numbers were doubled? If instead of 35,000 people per year, it was 70,000? And if that number’s not high enough, how about 200,000 people per year? Or 500,000? Or 5 million? Those high numbers are clearly far-fetched, but let’s consider them anyway. Would 1.5 percent of the American population dying every year from gun violence be enough to make us finally enact gun control? … [Read more...] about What Will It Take for Sensible Gun Control?
This isn’t the first time Sessions has been publicly shamed. In 1986, when he was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, he was rejected for a federal judgeship by a GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee on the grounds that his views on race and civil rights, as alleged by testimony from, among others, a former African-American employee and Coretta Scott King, made him, in the words of Sen. Edward Kennedy, a “throwback to a shameful era.” Sessions denied the accusations, but the shadow of racism has followed him ever since, notably during his confirmation hearings, when some of the now-30-year-old charges were brought up again. As I was writing this story, a leading Alabama Democrat e-mailed to beseech me not to be too “soft” on the attorney general: “Be reminded that it was Sessions who said, ‘I used to think the KKK was a pretty good group of guys until I learned they smoked pot.’ ” Sessions has said the … [Read more...] about The Trials of Jeff Sessions: Trump’s Radical Attorney General
I think the other great turning point is around the time of Stalin’s death and the Hungarian Revolution. There are probably three or four times, culminating in the Hungarian Revolution, when the Kremlin was sending out peace feelers to the West. They were the ones who started talking about peaceful coexistence. And every time, the Eisenhower administration, led by John Foster Dulles, spurned them. And so I think that’s the second great turning point to me, and you really see it in the Hungarian Revolution where, on one day, Khrushchev decides, We have to let Hungary go. We can’t fight back. We’re going to liberalize all of Eastern Europe. Basically, he was talking about what Gorbachev did 33 years later. And then in one day, he flips around and thinks to himself, “Well, if the Americans were going to do anything about Hungary, they would have done it by now.” Then from that time, you see Khrushchev changing and he becomes more and more hard line. And … [Read more...] about Spies, Paranoia, Revolution, and the Rise of American Empire
Disney's Frozen earned $120K this weekend, which was more than enough to take the seventh spot. True to the Game 2: Gina's Story came in at number eight with $114K. The action movie stars Vivica A. Fox, Andra Fuller, Erica Peeples, Jeremy Meeks, Iyana Halley, and Lil Mama with appearances by Rotimi, Tamar Braxton, Faith Evans, Waka Flocka, and Bernice Burgos. Buddy Games came in at number nine this weekend after bringing in $110K. The comedy centers on a group of six friends that reunite after a five-year hiatus to engage in a challenging set of dares and games and help lift one of their own out of depression and also have a chance at winning some cash. Mel Gibson's Fatman took the tenth spot, with $27K. You can check out the rest of this weekend's box office stats over at The Numbers. … [Read more...] about The Croods 2: A New Age Wins Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office with $9.7M