Tue, 30 April 2013
We got a lot crammed into today's show. Greg Dworkin called in with news that the American Academy of Pediatrics is carrying forward the position statement of the United Physicians of Newtown, and to discuss the latest polling on how the gun votes are playing in key Senate races, and public perceptions of the prospective U.S. role in Syria. Other topics we touched on: Today's top #GunFAIL stories (another gun instructor has accidentally shot himself); fear of terrorism vs. fear of gun violence; NRO yells at Alex Jones; Congressional Republicans find a new way to combat science; Cass Sunstein demolishes the "slippery slope" argument; former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says that in hindsight, maybe the Supreme Court shouldn't have taken the Bush v. Gore case after all; Republican loon Jan Brewer signs AZ legislation banning the destruction of guns collected in buyback events; VA Gov. Bob McDonnell is alleged to have let a "friend" (and huge political donor) pay for the food at his own daughter's wedding. Family values!