Post Archive

August 2014

Gun shops and ranges work to prevent suicides

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest. This

Immigration judges seek relief, independence

Congress might be on recess, but the immigration issue isn’t. Two judges called on Congress earlier this week to tap into its constitutional power to

Google couldn’t find murder case records

Really?  Search giant Google couldn’t locate records subpoenaed by law enforcement – partly because of a defective search tool? A recently unsealed case from the

VIDEO: Why does Congress take August recess?

For almost the entire month of August members of Congress are on a recess break, while the rest of the city trudges away.  So why

Bullets killed 28,000 kids, teens in 11 years

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest. This

GOP aims for youth vote with online game

Republican campaign strategists are taking political gamesmanship quite literally – releasing an online game that involves stomping out Democratic foes while attracting a cadre of

Gettysburg hero gets his due – 151 years later

On the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing stood his ground against the Confederate infantry. Leading a small force

Gun-rights groups: Women are locking and loading

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest. This

How often do police shoot & kill civilians?

When Michael Brown died nearly three weeks ago, he was at least the 18th person shot and killed by police this month. Since his death,

ISIS: ‘Jayvee’ in January, the big leagues today

Confused about how threatening ISIS really is to the U.S.? It’s not surprising. Since the Islamic terrorist group came on the U.S. radar earlier this

Can U.S. target ISIS without helping Assad?

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria, the first step in what could become airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists there. One of the challenges

Campus carry movement makes strides

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest. This

Key player in ’96 welfare overhaul defies label

Labels are important in Washington. They provide context to help you understand someone’s perspective. They make it easier for journalists to get the quotes they

Why a do nothing Congress has some appeal

By any standard the current Congress seems destined to set records of futility. Look at the historically low number of laws enacted and you’ll see