Posts tagged: John Lewis

Why The Democrats’ Sit-In On Guns Is Hypocritical

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Written by Frank Miniter

The Democrats’ “sit in” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives is built on a narrative that casts them as heroes for the people who want to pass “gun safety” laws, and the Republican leadership as so uncaring they won’t move to stop domestic terrorists from buying guns legally for fear this might anger the National Rifle Association.

This is a false narrative.… Continue Reading

Squabbling, Jockeying for Topinka’s Job

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Written by Russ Stewart

Death can be extraordinarily beneficial to an ambitious politician. Death creates openings, and openings are opportunities.

The death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka creates a tantalizing opening. The question in political circles is, who gets her job, a caretaker or a keeper?

Having been re-elected to her second term on Nov. 4, Topinka’s death on Dec. 10 creates two thorny legal issues — who appoints her successor, and for what duration?… Continue Reading