A horrific massacre; outrage, sadness; calls for reform; and then — nothing. This is our nation’s “doleful ritual” in the wake of yet another mass shooting. In the wake of the mass murder in Atlanta, another community is now in mourning, and an aggrieved and bewildered nation again begins a conversation about possible legislative answers.
In this episode, Mayor Sam Weaver of Boulder speaks with , and about what his city has gone through and how it will be part of the gun control conversation to come. Then, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., joins to talk about the politicization of gun reform, about whether we need new laws or agencies to tackle the rising threat of domestic terrorism, and about reviewing a close election in Iowa.
Mayor Sam Weaver (), mayor of Boulder, Colo.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (), U.S. congresswoman, D-Mich., chair of subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism
Michael Isikoff (), chief investigative correspondent, Yahoo News
Daniel Klaidman (), editor in chief, Yahoo News
Victoria Bassetti (), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
by Jennifer McRae, CBS Denver (March 24, 2021)
by Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone (March 23, 2021)
by Tia Sewell, Lawfare (March 24, 2021)
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Chelsea will be motivated to pull of a major shock this evening in the FA Cup semi-finals as they take on a Manchester City side on a rampage. Pep Guardiola’s men are already into the Carabao Cup final next weekend and are targeting an unprecedented quadruple.
Just three days after beating Borussia Dortmund to reach the last four of the Champions League, Manchester City face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. The clash also comes just four days after Chelsea reached the semi-finals of the Champions League themselves, but could the extra day’s rest give them an edge in this one? Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel are known as two of the most tactically astute managers in the game, but with the attacking talent on show you can’t see this one being a chess match.
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Tottenham will today begin the familiar process of evaluating Harry Kane's ankle injury suffered in the 2-2 draw at Everton on Friday. Kane limped off in stoppage time after his two goals earned Spurs a point at Goodison Park and boss Jose Mourinho was unable to give much detail on the severity of the issue after the game. Mourinho said that a diagnosis would take place this weekend, with a scan likely depending on how Kane feels on Saturday morning.
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