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Quick on the draw: Cartoonist Mike Keefe and his thing about...

Some of us here at The Independent have, in one way or another, been working with Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe for a few decades....

Wiretap: Why the FBI couldn’t stop Omar Mateen

Case closed The FBI is currently investigating as many as 1,000 cases of potential "homegrown violent extremists," writes The New York Times. The question, in...

Littwin: How many shootings will it take for us to stop...

There is much to be said in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, of yet another mass school killing, of yet 10 more...

Colorado GOP gun rights bills go down in lopsided battle

“This bill proposes that the answer to gun violence in the schools is to put more guns into the schools. I’m not surprised, because that’s the gun lobby’s answer."

Guns in schools for student safety

Patrick Neville was a sophomore at Columbine High School when two peers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, murdered 12 students and a teacher before...

In debate, Romanoff lashes incumbent Coffman to most-terrible Congress ever

The old joke -- that the worst part of running for Congress is winning -- doesn't get the problem exactly right, not this year at least.

Littwin: Don’t say ‘guns’

  WHEN it became clear that the packaging of pot edibles might be confusing to children, thereby possibly endangering them, the state legislature passed a...

Wiretap: Peter Lanza doesn’t know why his son shot up the...

"Peter Lanza came to these conversations as much to ask questions as to answer them. It’s strange to live in a state of sustained incomprehension about what has become the most important fact about you."

An unlikely firebrand

Saturday came and went, marking the day a year ago that 20 students and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook. For Jane Dougherty of Littleton, this week marks an anniversary of a different kind – a year since she got her politics.