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10:20 AM ET, May 26, 2022


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Henry Ramos /
'It's time to die' |  Fourth-grader who survived Uvalde school shooting gives heartbreaking account of what gunman told students  —  The Robb Elementary student said he and several of his friends survived after hiding under a table with a tablecloth covering them.
Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’  —  Her students were watching a Disney movie when the gunshots started.  Then instinct and practice kicked in.  —  Americans react to the Robb Elementary school massacre  —  UVALDE, Texas — The teacher came …
Washington Post:
Weakened gun laws put Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the defensive  —  Amid a spate of mass shootings in recent years, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) responded by focusing on promoting mental health services and convening a task force that produced a 40-point plan centered on “hardening” school campuses and identifying threats.
NBC News:   Black, Asian and Latino communities all faced mass shootings in 2 weeks. How they're showing support.
James Barragán / The Texas Tribune:
Gov. Greg Abbott won't say whether he plans to attend NRA convention in Houston on Friday
Houston Chronicle:
Beto O'Rourke confronts Abbott during news conference on Uvalde mass shooting: ‘This is on you’
POLITICO Playbook: New poll shows huge support for gun restrictions  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  In the first full day after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, we gained a much clearer picture of the victims and the scope of the loss — almost unbearable, radiating outward.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Political Wire
New York Times:
In More Than 100 G.O.P. Midterm Ads This Year: Guns, Guns, Guns
Naomi Lim / Washington Examiner:
Biden says Second Amendment ‘not absolute’ at police executive order signing
Jennifer Gerson / The 19th:
Vast majority of Americans don't want Supreme Court decisions on marriage, contraception overturned, new poll shows  —  With Roe v. Wade poised to be overturned, Momentive and The 19th asked about the decision in that case, plus Loving v. Virginia, Obergefell v. Hodges, and Griswold v. Connecticut.
Andréa Becker / New York Times:
How Abortion Benefits Men
Discussion: Althouse and The Gateway Pundit
Sean Murphy / Associated Press:
Oklahoma governor signs the nation's strictest abortion ban
Andrew Exum / The Atlantic:
We Need to Learn to Live With Guns  —  The most important thing you need to know about yesterday's tragic school shooting in Texas is that absolutely no laws are going to change as a result of it.  —  In the 14 years since the Supreme Court found an individual right to bear arms under …
Discussion: The Guardian
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Nobody does mass shootings like America. Nobody.
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
These Gun Reforms Could Save 15,000 Lives. We Can Achieve Them.
Discussion: Gideon's Substack
Francisco E. Jimenez /
Source: Donna ISD shuts down campuses after AK-47 found amid credible mass shooting threat  —  Donna ISD will be shutting down all campuses Thursday and Friday after a credible threat was reported to police, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
‘Trump picked this fight’: Why heavyweight Republicans no longer fear Trump  —  They're weary of the incessant conflicts.  The inability to get past the 2020 election results.  An endorsement strategy seemingly driven by a bruised and restless ego, rather than the party's best interests.
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Raw Story
Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
The Senate Has Forfeited Its Right to Exist  —  Not even 19 butchered children can break through its idiotic traditions.  —  A policeman talks to people asking for information outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022, after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at the school, killing 21 people, 19 of them children.
Discussion: Slate, and Townhall
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Real Reason America Doesn't Have Gun Control
Sam Whiting / San Francisco Chronicle:
SFUSD drops the word ‘chief’ from job titles to avoid connotation with Native Americans  —  The word “chief” will no longer be used in reference to job titles in the San Francisco Unified School District in an effort, school officials said, to avoid the word's connotation with Native Americans.
San Francisco Chronicle:   New data shows shift at Lowell High School: More students given failing grades after admissions change
Joseph Simonson / Washington Free Beacon:
How Biden's Menthol Ban Endangers Black Bodies  —  President Joe Biden's ban on menthol cigarettes will put black communities at risk of more violent interactions with police, according to myriad experts ranging from former law enforcement to left-wing constitutional attorneys.
Aja Romano / Vox:
With Ricky Gervais's new special, Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools  —  Does Netflix even care that Ricky Gervais's SuperNature is rife with transphobic TERF ideology?  —  Who knows exactly what response Netflix expected for SuperNature, Ricky Gervais's transphobic new standup special …
Discussion: Salon
David Silva Ramirez / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Day after Uvalde shooting, deputy reportedly shows AR-15 photos at Fort Worth school  —  Photos of an AR-15 style rifle, the type of gun used during Tuesday's mass school shooting in Uvalde, were reportedly shown at a Fort Worth elementary school on Wednesday during what was supposed to be a career day presentation.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Hemant Mehta / Human Story:
Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate: Only Christians can be my running mate  —  Greg Lopez said he would institute a No Jews, No Muslims, No Atheists policy when selecting a possible Lt. Governor  —  Get the best of OnlySky  —  IN YOUR INBOX once a week.  It's free  —  Submit
Yellen, Biden's not-so-secret weapon, sees clout diminished  —  When Janet Yellen was tapped to join the Biden administration as Treasury secretary, she came with celebrity status — one of the world's preeminent economists and the first woman to have led the Federal Reserve.
Discussion: HotAir
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
House Rating Changes: 10 More Races Move Towards Republicans  —  As the parties navigate primaries and begin polling and placing fall ad buys, Republicans' House advantage looks as robust as ever.  For independent voters, inflation has become such a dominant concern that neither …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Roxane Gay / New York Times:
The Uvalde Shooting Shows America's Deep Incivility
Discussion: The Guardian and NewsNation
Lisa Tozzi / Rolling Stone:
He Wrote The Onion's Famous Mass-Shooting Headline. It Still Haunts Him
Discussion: NPR
Nick Penzenstadler / USA Today:
AR rifle maker tied to Texas school shooting facing scrutiny, possible future lawsuits
Discussion: The Sun and The Daily Dot
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