Reality TV star Donald Trump and shutdown maestro Ted Cruz have dominated the polls and media attention in the Republican primary, at the expense of the field’s mainstream candidates. Now, Republican elites are increasingly resigned to one of them winning the nomination. You’re just going to sit there and get rolled by these blowhards? Snap out of it!
Like abortion is to conservatives, gun control is liberals’ white whale. The issue stokes heated passion among rank-and-file party voters, but often proves to be treacherous in swing states. As Democrats become increasingly determined to push a gun control agenda, they will have to ask themselves how far are they willing to go and how much political risk they wish to take.