How Companies Are Reshaping the Gun Control Debate

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The author writes, “Overseeing more than 720 stores in 47 states, Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, has a multi-billion-dollar empire to run. But Stack is now balancing running a business with his new role as one of the corporate faces of America's gun control debate. 'I don't understand how somebody, with everything that's gone on, could actually sit there and say, “I don't think we need to do a background check on people who buy guns.” It's just, it's ridiculous,’ he said.” Photo credit: Mike Kalasnik / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Real Clear Media Has a Secret Facebook Page Filled With Far-Right Memes (Chris)

From the Daily Beast: “RealClearPolitics has carefully cultivated a non-partisan image — while in the shadows its parent company pushes images of killer Clintons and a freedom-loving Kremlin.”

While Trump Cracked Down on Immigration, a GOP Megadonor Sued for a Special Visa (Russ)

The author writes, “Shipping supplies billionaires Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein frequently back ‘America First’ candidates and causes. When it comes to their own company, it’s a different matter.”

New East Bay Program Will Help Immigrants on Path to Citizenship and More (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Some of the goals include providing accurate information, building trust, hosting and promoting events, and engaging the community … The program also aims to create partnerships with nonprofits and other agencies that can help with immigration issues in such areas as law, housing, civil rights and finance.”

Hurricanes May Be Reshaping Big Parts of the Ocean (Mili)

The author writes, “Scientists are watching storms like Lorenzo not only for their effects on residents of islands and coastal cities, but also on the ocean itself.” 

The History of Ancient Hurricanes Is Written in Sand and Mud (Chris)

From Inside Climate News: “Scientists are using evidence left behind by ancient hurricanes to show how storms behaved in the past and how climate change might affect them in the future.”

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