Limerick, by Skip Tenczar
With public support starting to falter,
They prayed at the gun lobby’s altar.
Trump, Noem and Cruz
Spewed gun-loving views
Three days after the innocents' slaughter.
Lincoln Mitchell teaches in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.He covers the politics of NYC and San Francisco as well as International politics. He is the author of seven books and is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, the San Francisco Examiner and Brussels Morning.
David Atkins is a writer, activist and research professional living in Santa Barbara. He is a contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal and president of The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm.Rick Newman is a former New Hampshire State Representative and Portsmouth City Councilor. With over 41 years of experience in New Hampshire state government, Rick is an established figure, lobbying on behalf of both local and national companies.
Robert Hennelly Award-winning investigative journalist, broadcast and print reporter for more than 30 years, covering federal, state and local politics, public policy, labor, the environment, law enforcement and national security. Currently Robert writes for Salon.com and InsiderNJ.com and author of Stuck Nation. Bob previously worked for WNYC and NJ public radio
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