Maryland's “red flag law” claims its first victim as police kill gun owner

While most of us were focused on the upcoming election, there was a tragic story unfolding on Monday in Ferndale, Maryland, a suburb to the south of Baltimore. Maryland has enacted a new “red flag” law which allows people to call in reports of gun owners who are acting erratically and may present a danger …

Hannity's bosses gave him a real talking-to for speaking at Trump rally wink wink

It’s not exactly Breaking News that talk-radio host and Fox News personality Sean Hannity likes President Trump a whole lot. Maybe more than that. So, it wasn’t surprising when Hannity showed up in Missouri Monday night at the end of Trump’s three-state, three #MAGA rally day and interviewed him for his highly-rated Fox News show. …

Question for Kyrsten Sinema: Do you regret saying it'd be “fine” for an

Given that she’s spent most of the race pretending to be a centrist, you’d think this would be an easy walkback. Nuh uh. Here’s the 2003 exchange she’s being asked about, which John wrote about a few weeks ago: “Now you would say, maybe we do owe something to the world, as long as it’s …

The people behind that Texas voter fraud ring have been identified

Last month we looked at the news out of Texas where prosecutors had uncovered an organized ring of people who were “harvesting” ballots and then “helping” voters (particularly senior citizens) fill them out. They were allegedly filling in ballots by the thousands in a clearly coordinated effort. It wasn’t definitive who was behind the scheme …

Pittsburgh Mayor still doesn't think armed guards will help anyone

The funerals are already getting underway for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, even as the city struggles with the question of what to do about such attacks. One thing seems to be off the table before the debate is fully underway, however. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, apparently responding to …

Developing: Florida man in custody in pipe-bomb manhunt; Update: Will be charged

The Department of Justice has confirmed that one man has been taken into custody in Florida in the investigation into the pipe-bomb spree that has gripped the nation this week. NBC’s Pete Williams is delivering a live report now and cautioning that this might not mean the case is resolved — but the DoJ now …

Just how accurate is Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer

Yesterday, the crowd-funded and independently produced film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer opened on 750 or so screens across the US. My wife and I went to the opening, along with friends of ours; the theater where we saw it was about three-quarters full. The audience remained engaged throughout, reacting audibly to the …