From The Reporter's Notebook
GOP candidates are baying at a new boogeyman, gun confiscation, in the wake of this month's mass shooting in Oregon. TPM reporter Catherine Thompson says it's instructive to look at how their warnings that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are coming to take Americans' guns reverberated through the conservative blogosphere. They followed the same pattern as the paranoia earlier this year surrounding the "Jade Helm 15" military exercise.
"In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby."
- Ben Carson compared abortion to slavery.
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From a TPM Prime member: "The other point was that Hillary seemed very realistic about what working with Republican controlled legislature (or half a legislature) would be like. I admire the truly good faith effort Obama put into trying to work with Republicans (up until 2014 or so), but I think that was a very foolish decision and really cost the country. If Democrats had been willing to play hardball, they would have passed a better Healthcare bill, or at the very least, passed it faster, giving less time for the outrage over it to build. "
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What We're Reading
The Word of Life church's path from Bible group to lethal sect. (The New York Times)
You can build trust in policing if you measure what really matters. (The Marshall Project)
Last week, two of the country's most powerful men made career decisions with personal and family issues at the center. (NPR)