Thursday, May 29, 2014

Recommended Reading

David Shorr on why the "pox on both their houses" school of critical critique, which says that both parties are equally culpable for the gridlock that's got things so twisted up in Washington, is a disingenuous dodge. Here's just one example:
Trying to paint the gun debate as a standoff between two absolutist positions obscures the fact that only one side in this fight is absolutist. This isn’t an all-or-nothing debate, with Democrats insisting that personal firearms be banned or confiscated. The questions on the table have been about universal background checks, the gun show loophole, and high-capacity magazines. Please tell me how Democrats share blame for blocking these sorts of practical measures.
Read the rest here.

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