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     Issue No. 3(11)                                                                                             May 10, 2014
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Since Sandy Hook, we've seen a curious change in gun regulation that has been loosening in spite of rising gun violence in the nation. For progressives, the easy answer was the lobbying of National Rifle Association. But the other side of their answer could actually be a fear to accept that the country as a whole trusts the NRA more than it trusts Progressives on the issue. The result of an ABC News/Washington Post poll showed that 53 percent now believe a gun makes a home safer while 35 percent believe a gun makes it more dangerous. This stands in stark contrast with the results in 2000 where the inverse was true. The gun-safety advocates are finally realizing it was wrong to approach gun-violence as a political problem. This is no surprise considering how closely American gun culture is related to the frontier ethos, a foundational piece of America's long-held affection for guns. Simply put, the approach to gun-violence needs to change. The problem is gun-violence, not the gun. Activists have changed their strategy in recent efforts and have framed the danger of guns as a public health risk. Rather than instilling fear that our world is getting more dangerous, activists now plan to remind people that fatal gun accidents are day-to-day tragedies that we could prevent with good moral judgment. Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety movement is a new video in this effort. Creating this narrative of shared values and resonating culture could be the key to solving this problem. 
Iowa Democrats proposed the idea and several others during a recent Democratic National Committee meeting, saying Internet balloting could expand access to their unique caucus process to overseas military personnel, absentee voters and other
s. (Fox)
The law firm hired by the governor's office to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane closures charged the state almost $1.1 million for work it did in January. The total bill for the state is likely to rise. (NorthJersey)
An extraordinary step in professional sports and one intended to rid the league of Mr. Sterling after he was recorded making racist comments. Mr. Sterling was also fined $2.5 million, the largest that league bylaws would allow, but a small percentage of his estimated $1.9 billion fortune. (NYT) 
There are 46 million poor people in the U.S., and millions more hover right above the poverty line - but go into many of their homes, and you might find a flat-screen TV, a computer or the latest sneakers. And that raises a question: What does it mean to be poor in America today? (NPR)
A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation.(Reuters)
Michael D. Shear examines how popular culture has incorporated the issues that President Obama has faced. (NYT)
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