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Bring me your fire and brimstone

Funerals for the 17 students and faculty were barely begun before rhetoric on the right descended into indecency. Much of it came from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where politicians and officials from the National Rifle Association went ballistic over recent talk of gun control.

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No wonder Wayne LaPierre is freaking out

To see the National Rifle Association boss speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference was to see a man in urgent need of mental-health intervention. He turned a conventional speech about guns into a paranoid fantasy about a socialist takeover of the United States.

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CSU is helping students with remedial changes

Assigning students to remedial courses is a well-known contributor to dropout rates and is also ineffective at closing skills gaps in the first year of college. Worst of all, this practice tells students that they do not belong in college.

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Nasty, brutish and Trump

Donald Trump proposed arming schoolteachers. It says something about the state of our national discourse that this wasn’t even among the vilest, stupidest reactions to the atrocity.

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The de-Trumpification agenda

It’s impossible, in real time, to keep up with every new Trumpian advance in corruption and self-dealing, and Republicans in Congress aren’t even trying. If we expect America to ever again be more than a squalid kleptocracy, we’re going to need a comprehensive plan.

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