| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
HOUSTON — Wendy Davis, the Texas gubernatorial candidate who garnered national attention for an 11-hour filibuster last year against state abortion restrictions, this week said she would support certain qualified restrictions.
The state senator...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:41 PM
One of the more bizarre bills rearing its head during this year’s Florida legislative session is the “Pop-Tart Bill,” so named because under his state’s no-tolerance policy, a Maryland schoolchild was suspended from school for...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important.
On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Kids in peril seem to be a theme of NBC's midseason lineup, with no one more in jeopardy -- or potentially better able to defend herself -- than the adorable moppet in "Believe." A collaboration between J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, the series bears a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At a debate among Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Sunday, former West Hartford councilman Joe Visconti said he "never would have signed" the state's 2013 gun safety law. The longtime gun owner also said he wished he had been at Sandy Hook Elementary...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:11 AM
The idea of a weapon that can only be discharged by its owner makes so much sense that it’s hard to fathom why anyone would be against it.
Yet the NRA officially opposes it, with extreme prejudice. A gun shop in California that began selling...
| Mar 16, 2014
I really wanted to find something humorous about the latest gem being proposed to Floridians by their lawmakers.
Truly, I tried. And I tried some more.
Nothing worked. Because there is nothing humorous about this legislative proposal to allow some...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Another year, another round of gun law lunacy in Tallahassee.
This time, legislators might allow teachers and principals to pack heat in schools. They might loosen the already loose Stand Your Ground law to allow gun owners to fire warning shots if they...
| Mar 18, 2014
Just in time for the opening of trout season, a fishing map of Leaser Lake that includes lake depth and habitat structure is available at Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation sponsors and LLHF meetings.
The double-sided, 24x36 map features a full-color lake...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Intense opposition from the National Rifle Assn. has all but doomed prospects for President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, officials said Saturday as pro-gun Senate Democrats peeled away from the White House on a volatile issue in...