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Month: January 2013

New York Daily News: Obama 2.0: How To Make History

As he prepares for his second inaugural, I offer “four rules for the President’s second term.”

The LiberalOasis Radio Show: Check Your Background Edition

Why the assault weapons ban, and the Golden Globes, are not all that. How we’d be spelling “dropped” if Teddy Roosevelt had his way. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five!
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The DMZ: Unchained Edition

On this week’s edition of “The DMZ” on Bloggingheads.tv, Matt Lewis and I on the assault weapons ban, and if Hollywood matters. Watch it below.
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The New Republic: Obama Doesn’t Need an Assault Weapons Ban

“There’s little evidence, however, that an assault weapons ban is more effective gun control than the other measures Obama is considering. In fact, the prior ban, which lasted from 1994 until 2004, had serious flaws and was not particularly effective.”

If not an assault weapons ban, what would make for a good gun violence prevention bill? My thoughts at The New Republic.

The LiberalOasis Radio Show: How I Learned To Love The Cliff Deal Edition

The first show of 2013! Why Wal-Mart is the key to winning gun control. Why you should love the fiscal cliff deal. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five!
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The DMZ: What It Takes Edition

On this week’s edition of “The DMZ” on Bloggingheads.tv, Matt Lewis and I on Richard Ben Cramer, RGIII, George Will and Dick Armey. Watch it below.
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The New Republic: Walmart Could Be the Key to Gun Control

“If Wal-Mart and other major gun sellers partner with the White House, the gun lobby would be divided between manufacturers and retailers, potentially neutralizing the airwaves and preventing the NRA – heavily backed by manufacturers – from positioning itself as the sole voice of gun-owning America.”

More thoughts on how corporations could save gun control, in The New Republic.