3 Million Americans Carrying Handguns

“ "There is not even the slightest hint in the data that RTC laws reduce overall violent crime," said Stanford Law School Professor John Donhue in a breakthrough study released in June, which found that states that adopted right-to-carry laws experienced a 13 to 15 percent increase in violent crime within 10 years of enacting them." Read more in Bryan Schatz's October 20 Mother Jones article by clicking on the title above or the source URL below.

States, Not Feds, Take On Election Hacking

Most state election systems have not been updated since the 2000 hanging-chad fiasco. Now the states, not the Feds, are working to insure that upcoming elections do not face the threats present in 2016. Read details in the October 20 New York Times Editorial Board's opinion piece by clicking on he title above or the source URL below.

John Kelly and the Danger of working for Trump

"The White House chief of staff, John Kelly, is the latest victim of a President who sullies the reputations of those who work with and for him." Read Ryan Lizza's October 20 New Yorker article by clicking on the title above or the source URL below.

Nancy Pelosi on Trump

"What the president is doing, it's violent. His actions are violent. He does violence to what we want to do in health care. He does violence to the national debt by what he is adding to it. He does violence to the world, in terms of nuclear proliferation and the environment and our standing in the world, with his frivolity." Read more of NBC THINK editor Megan Carpentier's October 13 interview with Nancy Pelosi by clicking on the title above or the source URL below.

Is the U.S. Census Being Bungled?

Lack of funding, failure to innovate and upgrade, neglect of filling open positions, and more threaten the 2018 Economic Census, the 2020 Census, and the bureau of  Labor Statistics. Read more in Danny Vinik's October 11 Politico article by clicking on the title above and the source URL below.

October 11 Progressive View

Read the Progressive View column "Hate Speech and Violence" by Sue DeCarlo in the October 11 Rossmoor News, page 3B, by clicking on the title above or the source URL below.

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Trump: 1,318 False or Misleading Claims over 263 Days

"President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days." Read Michelle Ye Hee Lee's, Glenn Kessler's, and Meg Kelly's October 10 "Fact Checker" Washington Post article by clicking on the title above or the source URL below.