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11:10 AM ET, May 26, 2022


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Washington Post:
A grisly checklist and a sickening rampage: Inside the Uvalde massacre  —  UVALDE, Tex. — The gray Ford pickup truck veered into a ditch with such force that people who live on the block assumed it was an accident and rushed over to help the driver.  —  Instead, according to witness and police accounts …
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 …
NBC News:
The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan. 19 children were killed anyway.
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Nobody does mass shootings like America.  Nobody.  —  As the news of the latest American school shooting broke, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy took to the Senate floor late Tuesday afternoon.  The man who represents Newtown, Conn., who wept and mourned with parents there a decade ago, made a simple declarative statement.
Discussion: Insider and The Onion
Roxane Gay / New York Times:
The Uvalde Shooting Shows America's Deep Incivility  —  Dr. Gay, a contributing Opinion writer, is the author of the memoir “Hunger” and the forthcoming “How to Be Heard.”  —  阅读.体中 文.閱讀.體 中文.
Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
The Senate Has Forfeited Its Right to Exist
Discussion: PinkNews, The Atlantic and Slate
Lisa Tozzi / Rolling Stone:
He Wrote The Onion's Famous Mass-Shooting Headline. It Still Haunts Him
Discussion: NPR
Andrew Exum / The Atlantic:
We Need to Learn to Live With Guns
Discussion: The Guardian, Vox and HuffPost
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Real Reason America Doesn't Have Gun Control
NBC News:
Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it  —  Texas Gov. Abbott: Government must ‘do a better job’ to address mental health  —  UVALDE, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a “mental health challenge” …
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.
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.
Mark Stone / Sky News:
Texas school shooting: Senator Ted Cruz storms off over questions about gun reform
Discussion: New York Post and BizPac Review
James Barragán / The Texas Tribune:
Gov. Greg Abbott won't say whether he plans to attend NRA convention in Houston on Friday
New York Times:
Where Senate Republicans Stand on Gun Legislation  —  The New York Times reached out on Wednesday to all 50 Republicans in the Senate to see whether they would support a pair of House-passed measures to strengthen background checks for gun buyers.  Within hours of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde …
POLITICO Playbook: New poll shows huge support for gun restrictions
New York Times:
In More Than 100 G.O.P. Midterm Ads This Year: Guns, Guns, Guns
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
‘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.
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: CNN and Political Wire
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
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.
Discussion: TheBlaze and National Review
Actor Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault  —  Actor Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, Crown Prosecution Service says … You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
Discussion: CBS News and PinkNews
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
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.
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