Tag Archive: NRA

Apr 30 2014

Waiter, am I subsidizing your pay?

  Late April doesn’t just bring flocks of tourists Washington. It’s when hundreds of members of the National Restaurant Association — a.k.a. the “other NRA” — swarm Capitol Hill for two intensive days of lobbying. With a $65 million budget and over 52,000 members, the other NRA ranks among the nation’s most powerful corporate lobbies. …

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Nov 20 2013

Rep. David Simpson announces re-election bid

Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) officially announced his campaign for re-election to the Texas House, District 7, with the support of a long list of prominent Republican party leaders and area elected officials. “Representing the people of District 7 is a great privilege and responsibility,” said Simpson Tuesday. “If the people choose to elect me again, …

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Apr 29 2013

No progress on gun control to report

buy essays for college Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to write any more columns on gun control, largely because the exercise is: 1. Futile. 2. A waste of time. 3. Unproductive. But with Congress taking up the issue again and Washington awash with hypocrisy amid rumors of progress, it is a time …

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Dec 26 2012

The New Agenda on Guns We Need after Newtown

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This time, the debate has to be about more than not offending the NRA’s sensibilities. By Donald Kaul   I’m glad I retired five months ago. Think of it: I was spared writing about the presidential election, an event so vacuous it made reality TV seem interesting. If there was any serious discussion of an …

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Jul 30 2012

One nation, under the gun

Why do so many Americans believe that to properly protect ourselves today, we need guns? By William A. Collins Won’t be me Who spoils your fun, Go ahead, And tote that gun. Following that dark opening-night screening of the latest Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, it’s time to contemplate yet again why America’s troubled young …

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