ANALYSIS

Voices Supporting Gun Control in Florida Grow Louder

The latest in a long, long list of American mass shootings, and school shootings in particular, has provoked an increasingly familiar reaction. Hugely emotive, of course, the survivors, and families of the dead have, by and large, questioned the U.S. addiction to guns. The political response, tweeked by the puppet strings of the gun lobbyists, has been to offer "thoughts and prayers," the mealy-mouthed response of those who intend to do absolutely nothing in response to yet another tragedy.

Presidential, but for How Long?

The nearly 80-minute speech made few of the shows of unity White House officials had promised in a preview of the speech several days before—even if the remarks were largely free of bluster.

Pipe Dreams

After the U.S. ousted Saddam Hussein, many Iraqi Kurds hoped Western oil companies would bring them a better life. Not anymore.

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