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Senate Republicans and the National Rifle Association are siding with the world’s worst terrorist states on THIS MATTER:
After more than a decade of efforts to regulate the $70 billion international arms trade, the United Nations’ General Assembly [above] on Tuesday adopted the Arms Trade Treaty despite opposition from human-rights abusers around the world and the United States gun lobby.
Contrary to the rhetoric from the National Rifle Association and other opponents, the treaty doesn’t dictate domestic gun laws in member countries. It requires signatories to establish controls on the import and export of conventional arms including tanks, missile launchers, fully automatic …
To the wackier elements of the Republican coalition, anything bearing the label of the United Nations is part of a nefarious plot to undermine American sovereignty and sap us of our precious bodily fluids.
Consequently, we had THIS SORRY SPECTACLE today:
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole [above] made a rare Senate appearance this morning, sitting in a wheelchair just off the floor so that members would have to see him as they entered the chamber. Why? Because they were poised to vote on ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and Dole hoped to send …