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Did Putin poison a double agent in England?
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in Salisbury. The WSJ reports they were attacked with a military grade nerve agent 10 stronger than VX nerve gas. Both are still alive in intensive care.
As for Putin poisoning American elections – the Republican House Intelligence Committee says, “no collusion.”
Students plan to walk out of American high schools on March 24 to march against guns. They feel common sense measures will prevent gun violence.
March Against Guns
LL Bean, Dicks, Walmart and Kroger seem to agree. So they’re raising their minimum gun purchase age to 21.
You can see something and say something, but Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel isn’t listening.
But he is talking.
The kid who killed 17 former high school classmates in Parkland, Florida had a tough time getting the cops’ attention. Red flags popped up everywhere. Callers warned the Broward County Sheriff’s office 18 times. A tipster told the FBI in January, “I know he’s going to explode.”
Four cops stood outside outside the school building while inside he fired away.
Then the shooter left the building and bought a soda.
National Review’s David French says, The Parkland shooter did everything but call police and tell them the date and time of his attack. It would have been difficult for him to make his intentions more clear.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, “Are you really not taking any responsibility for the multiple red flags that were brought to the attention of the Broward Sheriff’s Office about this shooter before the incident?”
The sheriff’s reply? “I’ve given amazing leadership.”
As news of the death of Billy Graham broke, friends and family of the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting victims gathered at the White House. It was tough to watch but I thought the kids and parents did a great job. The president listened respectfully with no tweeting. But he did encourage teachers to pack heat.
Here’s an editorial tribute to Rev. Graham from the WSJ (you might need a subscription). And here’s a less admiring one by George Will. John Kass of the Chicago Tribune has a good one here about the politics of guns and abortion.