Memorial to Sandy Hook Slaughter Approved

The residents of Newtown, Conn., have approved a memorial to the children and staff killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but the sadness has yet to abate.

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Our Firearms Problems Just Keep Piling Up

The gun crazies go wild and children die from curious trigger fingers.

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Biden Seeks Assault Weapons Ban and Background Checks

After the second mass shooting in a week, the president said tighter gun laws should not be a partisan issue, but Republicans in Congress showed little interest in Democratic proposals.

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Rioters Followed a Long Conspiratorial Road to the Capitol

The Capitol extremists and their cheerleaders did not make a giant leap to “Stop the Steal.” A pathway of conspiratorial steppingstones led them there.

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What Unity?

Some argue that impeachment is divisive. That’s fine with me.

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Tested by Tragedy, Two Politicians Review Their Records — Mistakes Included

“Cry Havoc,” by Michael Signer, the former mayor of Charlottesville, Va., and “The Violence Inside Us,” by the Connecticut senator Chris Murphy, grapple with racial tension, gun violence and errors of leadership.

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One of America’s Oldest Gun Makers Files for Bankruptcy for 2nd Time

The move by the 204-year-old Remington Arms Company came after years of litigation and declining sales.

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Greg Zanis, Known as ‘The Cross Man,’ Dies at 69

Mr. Zanis, a carpenter who traveled the country honoring the dead, made over 26,000 wooden memorials over the past two decades.

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