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Corlyss Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:34 PM
Re: gun control. If I believed in conspiracy theories, I'd believe that the Brady Bunch has put up a bunch of sympathetic martyrs to go do as much damage as possible to the reputations of law-abiding gun owners as part of a broad spectrum assault on our rights. If they aren't Brady collaborators, these recent mass murders are doing a deal of damage on whims.

To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.

His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad.

But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government's debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader...