New York Times Columnist Gail Collins Proposes a ‘Simple Battle’ To ‘Get Rid of the Guns’

If we are “sick of massacres,” says the headline over Gail Collins’ latest New York Times column, we should “get rid of the guns.” Which guns? Collins herself is not sure. Sometimes she seems to be talking about the rifles that politicians call “assault weapons.” She refers a few times to “assault rifles” and mentions … Read more

#TheyLied Lawsuit Over Allegedly False Stalking/Assault/Etc. Report to Police Can Go Forward

From Khoraki v. Longoriadecided Friday by Judge Robert Payne (ED Va.): The matter arises from an alleged unlawful arrest and criminal prosecution of Dr. Jad Khoraki, a 30-year-old physician, by Defendants Derrick Longoria, a police officer employed by the City of Richmond Police Department, and Jaime Blackmon, a Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond. … Read more

Pressure to expand the Supreme Court grows, with abortion advocates joining the fight

Jamison Foser, a progressive strategist and adviser to Take Back the Court told, Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent at The Washington Post that the announcement reflects “a growing recognition of the need to rebalance the Supreme Court and disempower the court’s right-wing majority.” “Without doing so, everything from abortion and voting rights to environmental protections … Read more

DHS Investigating Threats To ‘Burn Down’ Supreme Court, Murder Justices If Roe v. Wade Overturned

A memo from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) purportedly shows the government is preparing for a wave of violence should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wadeincluding threats to “burn down or storm” the building itself and even the murder of Supreme Court Justices. Remarkably, however, the memo reportedly goes on to state that … Read more

JP Morgan Warns Gas Prices About To Get Much, Much Worse

As Americans struggle to stay afloat economically, President Joe Biden continues to blame soaring gas prices on Vladimir Putin, dubbing the nation’s fuel and other economic woes, “Putin’s price hike.” Some experts think our struggles are only beginning, unfortunately. According to JP Morgan research, those same skyrocketing gas prices could reach $6 a gallon by … Read more

Nations Are Nowhere on Their Climate Commitments, and Too Few Journalists Are Holding Them Accountable

A pump jack operating in Ector County, Tex. (Jacob Ford / Odessa American via AP) This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration cofounded by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation strengthening coverage of the climate story. The author is CCNow’s deputy director. Six months ago in Glasgow, Scotland, world leaders … Read more

WATCH: Sen. Hawley Slams Energy Secretary Granholm’s ‘Utter Nonsense’ Blaming Putin For Gas Prices

Senator Josh Hawley took Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to task for spreading “utter nonsense” as she tried to defend President Biden over skyrocketing gas prices. Hawley (R-MO), during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, challenged Granholm by asking if she found the gas crisis – which he notes is expected to get worse according … Read more

Jerome Powell, Who Wildly Misjudged Inflation, Is Overwhelmingly Reconfirmed as Fed Chair

After presiding over the biggest Federal Reserve failure in 40 years and with inflation rating as the top concern among Americans, Jerome Powell’s nomination to a second term as chairman was approved this past week by the Senate, 80–19. I know the usual arguments for ignoring the Fed’s spectacular errors, even at a time when … Read more

Biden’s Baby Formula Airlift Stunt Should Never Have Been Necessary

America’s current shortage of baby formula is a crisis created, in a significant part, by the failures of government policy aimed at protecting domestic companies from foreign competition. But rather than sweep aside the rules and regulations that have contributed to this mess, the Biden administration and Congress are gearing up to address a problem … Read more