The FBI’s Chilling Failure in Florida

Michael Goodwin, New York Post
The man is Avi Dichter, a member of the Israeli Knesset and former head of Shin Bet, Israel’s version of the FBI. We were seated beside each other at a dinner in Tel Aviv, and the talk turned to security, especially at airports.

Can Clinton Campaign Be Indicted for Chris Steele?

Robert Barnes, Law & Crime
Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted foreign citizens for trying to influence the American public about an election because those citizens did not register as a foreign agent nor record their financial expenditures to the Federal Elections Commission. By that theory, when will Mueller indict Christopher Steele, FusionGPS, PerkinsCoie, the DNC and the Clinton Campaign? Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian trolls claimed their social media political activity was criminal because: they were foreign citizens; they tried to influence an election; and they neither registered under the...

Donald Trump’s Russia Delusion Bubbles Over

Chris Cillizza, CNN
President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

A Non-Alarmist Reading of the Russia Indictment

Byron York, Washington Examiner
There's been no shortage of breathless reaction to Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. "An attack that — but for the loss of life — is as bad as Pearl Harbor," tweeted veteran journalist Jonathan Alter.

On Gun Violence, We Are a Failed State

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
The surest sign a political regime is failing is its inability to do anything about a problem universally seen as urgent and that has some obvious remedies. And it's a mark of political corruption when unaccountable cliques block solutions that enjoy broad support and force their selfish interests to prevail over the common good. On gun violence, the United States has become a corrupt failed state.

The Latest: State senator says gun legislation is on the way

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):

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State Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican and incoming Senate president, says the Florida Senate is preparing a sweeping package of legislation in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high school.

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Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

BANGKOK (AP) - A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents, a legal aid group said Monday.

Anon Nampha of the group Thai ...

Tragedy turns Michigan man into activist

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - Trent Buckner was funny and talkative and he never made it to his 14th birthday.

In 1987, just a few days before Thanksgiving, someone shot the Southwestern Junior High eighth-grader with a small-caliber handgun and stabbed him several times in the back as he was ...

Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president ...