The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 14th, 2023 evening edition

image for Sen. Chris Murphy: Republicans “don’t give a crap” about kids and gun violence

I spoke to Murphy, now in his second term in Washington, for "Salon Talks" about his work to reduce gun violence in our nation.

Murphy also wasn't timid in discussing what's fueling gun violence: the sheer number of guns in the United States.

You can't walk out of a gun store with an AR-15 any longer if you're under 21.

A group of us went out to the National Criminal Background Check system a couple of weeks ago, Republicans and Democrats, and got a briefing.

We have a Supreme Court that, in the Bruen case, seems to make it difficult if not impossible to enact legislation to save lives from gun violence.

You tweeted something really provocative, saying that we have to address the massive explosion of guns in order to deal with gun violence.

But every day children die by gun violence, and I hear zero concern from them about this. »

Russia says it does not recognise Hague court amid reports of arrest warrants

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Moscow has said it does not recognise the jurisdiction of the international criminal court in The Hague, after reports that the court is expected to seek its first arrest warrants against Russian individuals over the war in Ukraine.

“We do not recognise this court; we do not recognise its jurisdiction,” Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told journalists in Moscow on Tuesday morning.

If successful, it would be the first time ICC warrants have been issued in relation to the invasion of Ukraine. »

Ivermectin advocate dies from horrifying side effects — and followers report 'severe' symptoms

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A Rhode Island man who promoted ivermectin died from a common side effect to the veterinary medicine, sparking concerns from his followers about their own reactions to the drug.

“We understand that this is going to raise questions for those who were following him.”.

IN OTHER NEWS: Josh Hawley flattened for ignoring massive medical insurance fraud when he was attorney general. »

The Russia That Might Have Been

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Despite the horrendous wars in Chechnya, Russia was, by the turn of the century, largely stable and at peace.

This windfall allowed Russia to quickly repay its foreign debts and nearly double its GDP during Putin’s first two presidential terms.

Meanwhile, Russia will gradually drift toward an economic and political model resembling Iran’s—and will become increasingly dependent on China. »