Bringing you just the headlines

  • Everytown for Gun Safety issues July 4 call for sensitivity: ‘Consider gun violence survivors’

    A leading gun-control group thinks Independence Day celebrations need to be more sensitive to people traumatized by loud bangs. On Monday afternoon, Everytown for Gun Safety posted on its Twitter account a photo of fireworks going off with an admonition to "consider gun violence survivors on the Fourth of July."

    The Washington Times
  • Colombia must curb anti-union violence

    A plea to the Colombian government to tackle civil society violence and honour the 2016 peace agreement The International Trade Union Confederation’s latest report shows the shocking extent of violence against trade unionists in Colombia. Thirty-four trade unionists were murdered in 2018 – almost two-thirds of worldwide cases. This is more than double the previous year’s tally of 15 murders, which even then made Colombia the most dangerous country for labour organising. The violence has...

    the Guardian
  • Congress Must End the Bush-Era AUMF

    Natalie Dowzicky Security, Americas It is time to end the never-ending war on terror. In a weird twist of fate, Senator Bernie Sanders is right about something. After the news hit that tensions with Iran were escalating, Sanders was correct in implying that the limited strike the Trump administration considered conducting following Iran’s aggression ought to be considered an act of war. And it is, but it’s an act of a war Americans absolutely don’t want to start. Thankfully, President Donald...

    The National Interest
  • Left Amps Up Justifications For Violence Against Their Political Opponents

    The left's new extremism condones assaulting conservatives in public. Antifa's attack on a journalist is yet another example that our norms have changed.

    The Federalist
  • 9 wounded Monday in Chicago gun violence

    Several of the shooting victims were in critical condition, police said. At least nine people have been wounded Monday in shootings across Chicago. In the latest shooting, a man was critically wounded by gunfire in Rogers Park on the North Side. The 42-year-old was standing outside in the 7500 block of North Rogers Avenue about 9:15 p.m. when someone in a passing white BMW fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck in his leg, abdomen and lower back, police said. The man was taken in...

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

    One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year

    ABC News
  • Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

    NEW YORK (AP) - One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy's "The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, said

    The Washington Times