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The NRA has won the battle but lost the war. The best thing that happened to gun control is its defeat in Congress. Today's losers (Obama, Democrats, the 90 percent of Americans who support sane legislation) will be tomorrow's winners. Today's winners...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up? For stories and characters, one needs only a pair of walking shoes in this city, where recent attentions have turned to two salacious stories. One concerns a murder-...
The Hartford CourantWhen is a lobbyist not a lobbyist? The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
Tags: Politics, Lobbying, Ethics, Laws, Services and Shopping
Forget Barack Obama. This inauguration isn't about him. It's all about Eva Longoria. Of the five Desperate Housewives who might have turned into political power brokers, I would have bet last on Gaby. Susan maybe, with her bright smile and loyalty...
Tags: Celebrities, Politics, Rahm Emanuel, New Year's Day, Elections
In order to get into the United States, undocumented workers must have either crossed the border illegally and walked in the desert of the southwest at great peril, or simply over-stayed their visa and remain in this country without permission. For...
The Hartford CourantDuring the three-month debate over gun control in Connecticut, the name PTR Industries Inc. barely came up, but the Bristol manufacturer with 50 employees has become the first maker of military-style rifles to announce its exit from Connecticut since...
President Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December's schoolhouse shootings in Connecticut and tighten the nation's gun laws. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. "Don't get squishy." But four months after the...
WASHINGTON -- Imagine how gratifying it must feel to be Anthony Kennedy. As the justice who most often serves as the swing vote on the Supreme Court, he is the target of endless sycophancy, solicitude and general kissing up -- and his courtiers were...
The year 2012 was a disaster for the Republican Party. They failed to regain control of the U.S. Senate. They lost eight seats in the House of Representatives. They didn't just lose the White House to Barack Obama, they got clobbered: losing the Electoral...
Suppose I'm a business — and what a handsome business I'd be! — that's interviewing people for a job opening. There are two finalists, one 27 years old, the other 52. They have similar qualifications, albeit the older candidate has more...
It was a third-grade homework assignment that sparked the creation of a collection of African-American art and artifacts on exhibit at Epcot. The Kinsey Collection, gathered by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, grew from a desire to help their son, Khalil,...
Tags: Arts, Palm Beach County, Museums, Interstate 4, Washington, DC
Being relegated to historic footnote status can be painful. In the case of Jennifer Carroll and the job she once held as lieutenant governor, it's downright ugly. Carroll resigned due to her role in Allied Veterans of the World, an alleged illegal...
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