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  • Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief

    Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief
    Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
  • With confusion, Senate kills McAuliffe gun bills

    State senators killed off nearly all of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gun control package Monday, downing 10 bills in a Republican-controlled committee. It seemed for a while, though, that they had advanced a major Democratic priority: Stripping people of...

    Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?

    Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?
    To the editor: I appreciate Michael Hiltzik's column about the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. ("Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns," Jan. 24) As a retired history professor, I used to enjoy debating with my...

    Oregon is now focus of campaign to expand background checks to include private gun sales

    Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Everytown for Gun Safety...

    GOP's moderate women prevent an abortion disaster

    GOP's moderate women prevent an abortion disaster
    To the editor: What sweet irony. The GOP, in an attempt to alter the perception that it's waging a war on women, has symbolically included more women in its ranks. Who knew that these new House members would traitorously revolt and demonstrate respect for...