Steven Dettelbach, who would lead the agency that enforces federal gun laws, will still move forward. But only because of Democrats.
The man believed to be behind the recent spate of deadly bombings in Austin is dead, after blowing himself up when confronted by police. But the authorities are warning more bombs could still be out there.
Another bomb has exploded in Texas, this time at a FedEx facility close to San Antonio. The FBI says it could be linked to the recent spree of bombings in Austin.
The organization's president said some lawmakers are "shirking their responsibility."
There is a major political debate currently happening in many parts of this country, but the astonishing thing is that most politicians -- especially those on the national stage -- seem to want to pretend the debate doesn't even exist.
The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.
I applaud the current efforts of Senate Democrats led by Senator Chris Murphy (CT) in their filibuster to make Republicans act on gun violence.