The Washington Post

Colorado shooting reignites gun control law debate, Romney’s tax returns and more [AM Briefing]

Room for Debate asks: After the Colorado shooting, where is the leadership on gun control? (New York Times)

“As Americans try to make sense of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., it is natural to reflect on other similar incidents that have scarred our collective memory. And in recent days, this massacre has been compared to shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Holocaust Memorial and Fort Hood. . . The problem? One of these incidents is not like the others. The Aurora shooting was a senseless act of violence; Fort Hood was a terrorist attack,” writes AEI’s Marc Thiessen. (Washington Post)

Just days after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado by James Holmes, the Center for American Progress will host “After Aurora: Dispelling the Myth of NRA Power.” (CAP)

The only reason the Colorado shooting has provoked a conversation about gun control is the media, says Hoover’s Thomas Sowell: “Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun-control laws. . . Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda.” (National Review)

“What Ornstein, Mann and their like are really upset about is that there are more and more conservatives in Washington today willing to tell voters the fundamental truth about our government: Washington isn’t broken — it’s broke,” write Heritage President Ed Feulner and Sen. Jim DeMint. (Politico)

Victor Davis Hanson thinks asking Romney for more tax returns is a partisan issue — even if his own party is asking him to do it. (National Review)

Ilya Shapiro: Citizens United doesn’t mean what campaign finance ‘reformers’ think it does. (Cato)

Cato’s Gene Healy talks with Gary Johnson. (Washington Examiner)

Politico’s Arena asks: Has the GOP lost California? Heritage’s James Carafano responds.

Muslim Brotherhood leader: We ‘can’t even penetrate the Egyptian government.’ (ThinkProgress)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters