How Mike Pence and Donald Trump Compare on the Issues

The two men at the top of the Republican ticket agree on many issues, but have differed on Muslim immigration, gay rights and the Iraq war.


Where Mike Pence and Donald Trump Align and Differ on Big Issues

The two men at the top of the Republican ticket agree on many issues, but have differed on Muslim immigration, gay rights and the Iraq war.


Mike Pence on the Issues: Immigration, Foreign Policy, Guns, the Economy

The Indiana governor is a staunch conservative who opposes amnesty for immigrants, same-sex marriage and gun control.


Beyond the bullet

 How we can make guns obsolete. Read More


Texas Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines Between Suspects and Marchers

The mayor of Dallas suggests tightening the state’s gun laws to make it tougher to carry long arms in public.


House G.O.P. May Seek to Punish Democrats for Gun Control Sit-In

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, criticized the streaming of video and the treatment of workers in the House.


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How the House Sit-In Went Down, From the People Who Made It Happen

Members of Congress livestreamed nearly every minute of their historic 26-hour sit-in. This is how government works now. The post How the House Sit-In Went Down, From the People Who … Continue Reading →


People are Facebook Live-ing the House sit-in too, Zuckerberg points out

 The use of Periscope to document the House sit-in has captured the hearts and minds of internetgoers, who proclaim the live-streaming app a necessity for liberty. Mark Zuckerberg would like … Continue Reading →


Can a Gun Maker Be Negligent?

Families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., are suing the makers and sellers of the rifle used in the massacre. On Monday, defendants made a … Continue Reading →


House Democrats’ Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans

Dozens of lawmakers sat on the floor of the House chamber before a weeklong recess, effectively halting legislative activity by chanting, “No bill, no break!”


After Orlando, Questions Over Effectiveness of Terrorism Watch Lists

Proposals to stop people on terrorism watch lists from buying guns are opposed not only by the National Rifle Association, but also by the American Civil Liberties Union.


House Democrats broadcast sit-in on Periscope and Facebook Live

 House Democrats are staging a sit-in today in an effort to push their Republican colleagues to vote for a gun control bill that would exclude suspected terrorists from purchasing automatic weapons. … Continue Reading →


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Hey, Congress, Here’s How You Use Periscope

US Rep. Scott Peters, who has been live-streaming the #nobillnobreak sit-in on Periscope, called on his fellow House members to download the app. The post Hey, Congress, Here’s How You … Continue Reading →


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House Dems Use Twitter to Make Their Gun-Control Sit-In Public

The cameras are off, but Rep. John Lewis and other Democratic members of Congress are publicizing their sit-in on Twitter. The post House Dems Use Twitter to Make Their Gun-Control … Continue Reading →


On Washington: Another Impasse on Gun Bills, Another Win for Hyperpolitics

Partisanship and the sway of special interests again prevented lawmakers this week from achieving a consensus objective over gun control measures.