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Suppose there’s a complex public policy proposal being debated and you want to know where you should stand. However, you really don&# [...]

Carson on Oregon shooting: ‘I would not just stand there and let him shoot me’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson attracted criticism Tuesday for appearing to suggest in an interview that the victims of last week’s tragic school shooting in Oregon should have acted more forcefully to prevent the attack. “I would not just stand there and let [...]

Fiorina and Planned Parenthood

“State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper this week discusses Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s insistence that she has “seen the footage” of an abortion she vividly described during the second GOP debate. During the GOP debate, Fiorina described a disturbing scene whi [...]

Kasich Says Mass Shootings Caused By ‘Loneliness,’ Not Easy Gun Access

Ohio Gov. John Kasich became the latest Republican presidential candidate to offer controversial comments on the recent spate of mass gun violence. “I don’t think gun control would solve this problem,” he told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. &# [...]

Lindsey Graham defends his vote against Hurricane Sandy package while mulling South Carolina flood relief

Tuesday night, when the day’s Senate work is done, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will jet down to South Carolina to survey the damage of Hurricane Joaquin. He’ll do so after being labeled a hypocrite, having opposed a mammoth and somewhat controversial package to aid areas  [...]

Hey, let’s all make our own Donald Trump hats

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to poke a little fun at Donald Trump by unveiling a branded ballcap of his own. Instead of saying “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” as Trump’s hat does, de Blasio’s said — get this — “MAKE AMERIC [...]

Paul Waldman notes today that Marco Rubio is the latest beneficiary of the media spotlight. Why? If history is any guide, the “outsi [...]

If only winners get paid, then why did Carly Fiorina float away with a $42 million golden parachute?

The most stunning line in the Washington Post‘s new report exposing Carly Fiorina’s failure to pay vendors for work they performed during her failed 2010 campaign for Senate in California is this: “People are just upset and angry and throwing her under the bus,” s [...]

Turning the Other Bullet

First they abolished Christmas, and now they’re shooting Christians. This seems to be the thinking, so to speak, behind Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s call for Christians to start packing heat. He even made it a sort of test of religious fidelity, according to a report from [...]

Men Need to Lean Out

Could you marry a woman who out-earns you? Conditioned by enlightened, 21st century thinking about gender, many men would likely answer (or at least try to answer), “Yes.” It’s politically correct and the scenario is easy when it’s hypothetical. But on an emotional level, this power redis [...]

Ben Carson on Umpqua: ‘I would not just stand there and let him shoot me’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is full of advice as to what America should do about guns, or more to the point what America should not do about guns. He doesn’t think the president should visit with the families of the latest mass shooting. He doesn’t think poli [...]

Ben Carson on Oregon Shooting: "I Would Not Just Stand There and Let Him Shoot Me"

Ben Carson says he would have led an effort to stop the shooter who killed 13 people last week in Roseburg, Oregon, had he been there during the attack. During an interview of Fox & Friends Tuesday, host Brian Kilmeade asked the GOP presidential candidate what he would do if a gunman [...]

Ben Carson Supports Arming Kindergarten Teachers to Combat Gun Violence

Ben Carson has some thoughts on gun control. Less than a week after the massacre at an Oregon community college that left 10 people dead, including the shooter, the Republican presidential candidate dismissed renewed calls for gun safety and called for kindergarten teachers to be armed. & [...]

Trump Attacks Bush on Sanctuary Cities

Donald Trump says that “the state of Florida had sanctuary cities while Jeb Bush was governor,” and “nobody said anything.” But we could find no evidence that any Florida city or county fit the bill of a sanctuary city at that time, at least not officially. Making  [...]

Donald Trump would ‘begrudgingly’ leave troops in Afghanistan

Donald Trump, who has long been opposed to continued U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Tuesday that Afghanistan has become such “a mess” that the United States cannot safely withdraw all of its troops and support. “We made a terrible mistake  [...]

“This is something we should politicize,” President Obama said last week after the gun massacre in Oregon. “It is relevan [...]

Bernie Sanders supporters might think you’re great, but Donald Trump supporters think your an idiot. Grammar-wise, that’s at le [...]

Hassan On Board For Senate Run

The actual news yesterday was that New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has agreed to run against Sen. Kelly Ayotte next year, a huge recruiting coup for Democrats. But the way Politico‘s Kevin Robillard wrote it up, the NH race only partially offsets the headaches produced for Democra [...]

‘Bird’s-eye views’ of the skies net drone company a record fine from FAA

With commercial drones creating tension with regulators over the safety dangers they pose for heavily trafficked airspace, the Federal Aviation Administration is ratcheting up its oversight of the industry. On Tuesday, the FAA proposed a record $1.9 million fine for a company that mar [...]

Poll: Clinton leads Sanders, Biden, and the entire Democratic fantasy unicorn team

It’s well established that the media will run big headlines for every poll that contains bad news for Hillary Clinton and downplay the good ones, part of a broader pattern of negative coverage. Which is why you probably won’t hear so much about this one from Public Policy Pol [...]