Spotlight: Gun Control Advocates Protest Christie Vetoes

 Gun Control Advocates Protest Christie Vetoes  Gun control advocates protest Christie vetoes Read more at: http://www.jasongooljar.com/2013/08/25/gun-control-advocates-protest-christie-vetoes/#.UhpvL3-DnXo | Jason Gooljar | WFPman Gun control advocates protest Christie vetoes Read more at: http://www.jasongooljar.com/2013/08/25/gun-control-advocates-protest-christie-vetoes/#.UhpvL3-DnXo | Jason Gooljar | WFPman >by Matt Friedman |The Star-Ledger | Monday, August 19, 2013 1:53:27 PM| TRENTON — Noting that Gov. Chris Christie took his veto pen to three major gun-related initiatives when few people were paying attention, […]

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Spotlight Conspiracy Theory ‘Revenge’: New NRA president: Obama’s gun agenda motivated by ‘revenge’

New NRA president: Obama’s gun agenda motivated by ‘revenge’ Oh, give me a break Jim…’Revenge’? I see it as revenge on your part because you’re living in an earlier period and you want revenge for the so called ‘Northern Aggression’ as you call it! So, let’s arm everyone who hates the result of the Civil War, the results of eradication of ‘Jim Crow Laws’ and the results of the two […]

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Spotlight Media Matters for America: Weekly Update

Friends — Our thoughts go out to the people in Boston and Texas after the tragedies this week. The media’s responsibility for careful, accountable journalism only escalates in the face of such horror. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Unconscionable Reactions We saw in Boston how tragedy can bring out the best in humanity, but unfortunately it can also bring out ugly impulses as well. Matt Gertz sorts through the worst reactions […]

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Spotlight: Harry Reid had a good reason to vote against the gun bill

Harry Reid had a good reason to vote against the gun bill Posted by Dylan Matthews on April 18, 2013 at 10:22 am On Wednesday, Harry Reid voted against the Manchin-Toomey gun bill as it failed to break the 60-vote cloture threshold to get an up-or-down vote. But he supports the bill, strongly. So, why’d he vote no? The same thing happened a few months ago. Forty U.S. senators voted […]

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Spotlight: Harry Reid had a good reason to vote against the gun bill

Harry Reid had a good reason to vote against the gun bill Posted by Dylan Matthews on April 18, 2013 at 10:22 am On Wednesday, Harry Reid voted against the Manchin-Toomey gun bill as it failed to break the 60-vote cloture threshold to get an up-or-down vote. But he supports the bill, strongly. So, why’d he vote no? The same thing happened a few months ago. Forty U.S. senators voted […]

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Spotlight: Media Matters for America

Friends — We’re focusing this week on how reality is confronting the system of misinformation. Higher taxes on the wealthy don’t impede growth, Fox cowering in the face of climate reality, and a Hawaii Congresswoman who challenged Bill O’Reilly over his remarks about Asian-Americans. All that and a pernicious debt ceiling lie that the media too often enables.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Media Coverage Propagates Debt Ceiling Misinformation The debt […]

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Spotlight: Media Matters for America

Friends — We’re focusing this week on how reality is confronting the system of misinformation. Higher taxes on the wealthy don’t impede growth, Fox cowering in the face of climate reality, and a Hawaii Congresswoman who challenged Bill O’Reilly over his remarks about Asian-Americans. All that and a pernicious debt ceiling lie that the media too often enables.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Media Coverage Propagates Debt Ceiling Misinformation The debt […]

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Spotlight: Demand a plan to end Gun Violence

Please click on this link right now and call your members of Congress! Even before the President announced his plan to fix our gun laws, the NRA was flooding Congress with calls to fight reform. My daughter, Emily, was shot at Virginia Tech in 2007 and survived. I’ve seen the results of our broken gun laws with my own eyes — and that’s why I’ve been fighting for the past […]

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Spotlight: Demand a plan to end Gun Violence

Please click on this link right now and call your members of Congress! Even before the President announced his plan to fix our gun laws, the NRA was flooding Congress with calls to fight reform. My daughter, Emily, was shot at Virginia Tech in 2007 and survived. I’ve seen the results of our broken gun laws with my own eyes — and that’s why I’ve been fighting for the past […]

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Spotlight: Can Obama Slay the NRA Beast?

Can Obama Slay the NRA Beast? Obama Announces New Gun Control Task Force  >By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet | January 15, 2013  |  Obama will announce a gun violence package on Wednesday. Can his reforms overpower a shady, extremist and powerful NRA?  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no stranger to domestic violence. His father killed himself with a gunshot to his head more than four decades ago. And his […]

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