Steve Kerr lights up the NFL for ‘idiotic’ anthem rule

On Wednesday, the NFL implemented a new rule meant to ban peaceful protests during the National Anthem, which former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered before the league froze him out last year. On Thursday afternoon, Warriors basketball coach Steve Kerr, had a few things to say about it.

“It’s just typical of the NFL,” Kerr told reporters, referring to the new policy, which requires all players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker roo...

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NRATV host’s solution to mass shootings is to restrict the media from covering them

The NRA this week rolled out a new strategy to avoid talk of gun control in the wake of yet another tragic school shooting: pin it all on the media.

There’s more to the strategy, of course. In a four minute-long video meant to stir up debate and draw comparisons between restricting the First Amendment and regulating the sale of firearms, NRATV host Colion Noir lamented the media’s coverage of mass shootings, the most recent of which occurred on Friday at Santa Fe High Sc...

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A top Democrat is tossing his fellow Dems under the bus to boost his own gubernatorial bid

At first glance, what’s unfolding in California might not make much sense. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom really seems to want to take his fellow Democrats down a peg. And he’s happy to boost a Republican rival in the process. It seems an odd way for one of California’s best known Democrats to behave.

Yet Newsom, who is currently the frontrunner to be California’s next governor, is simply reacting to the perverse incentives created by his state’s ridiculous meth...

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Giffords Applauds Massachusetts House for Passing Bill to Remove Guns from Dangerous People

May 24, 2018 — Today, Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, applauded the passage of H 4517, a bill in Massachusetts that would establish a process for obtaining an Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) that temporarily prohibits an individual who is a danger to themselves or others from possessing a firearm.

“Massachusetts has long been a leader on the issue of gun safety and today the House took anot...

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Gun massacres seem to change minds

ONE of the awful things about America’s latest mass killing, in Santa Fe High School near Houston on May 18th, is how quickly people slipped into familiar roles. Pupils and teachers cowered. Reporters and photographers tried to portray survivors’ grief and explain the shooter’s motives. Some politician...

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Q&A: What we know and don’t know about the downing of MH17

Investigation points to Russian missile in the shooting down of aircraft over Ukraine in 2014

Investigators have said the missile that shot down flight MH17 in 2014 over eastern Ukraine came from Russia. Specifically, it originated with the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade based in the western city of Kursk. The evidence supporting this conclusion was “legally convincing” and would stand up in court, they said.

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Giffords Applauds North Carolina State Senator Jay Chaudhuri for Introducing Gun Safety Package that Will Help Keep Communities in the State Safer

May 23, 2018 — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, applauded North Carolina state senator Jay Chaudhuri for introducing a gun safety package that would improve North Carolina’s gun laws and save lives.  

“After Parkland, leaders across the country have listened to calls for action and ignored attacks from the gun lobby to introduce solutions in state houses across the country, that can save lives. Se...

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