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Republicans got all the concessions they asked for with the insurrection commission bill, yet McConnell wants to block it anyway

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Shortly after the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, members of congress from both parties condemned those involved. Former president Trump was impeached for a second time over his role in inciting the violent mob which overwhelmed Capitol police and stormed the federal seat of government.

At the time…

In 2008, the court’s watershed Second Amendment decision made right-wing militias’ fantasies seem real

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When I was a kid, more than twice as many Americans went hunting as they do now, and twice as many had guns. Now only one in four own a gun — but the average gun owner today doesn’t own a gun; they have several. In fact, just 3% of…

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