News

Politics & Policy

‘Do Something’: Cuomo Pens Open Letter to Trump after School Shooting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo spent his morning writing an open letter to President Trump and Congress demanding that they “do something” about gun violence after a school shooting in Texas killed at least eight people on Friday.

“Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Orlando. Parkland. And now, Santa Fe,” Cuomo wrote. “When is enough enough? How many more innocent people have to die before you act? You were elected to lead — do something.”

Ten are dead and at least ten injured after a shooter believed to be a student opened fire Friday morning during an art class at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. The suspect, a 17-year-old male, is injured and in custody, and an 18-year-old person of interest has been detained, law-enforcement officials said.

Cuomo has been an outspoken advocate of stricter gun control, especially since the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people. In March, he joined students walking out of schools nationwide to demand stricter gun-control laws. His 2013 SAFE Act tightened background checks and made it harder to own an assault-style weapon in New York state, and this year he took credit for a newly passed state law that confiscates firearms from those convicted of domestic violence.

Most Popular

White House

The Impeachment Clock

Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry is incoherent. Given the impossibility of a senatorial conviction, the only strategy is to taint the president with the brand of impeachment and weaken him in the 2020 election. Yet Schiff seems to have no sense that the worm has already turned. Far from tormenting Trump and ... Read More
Economy & Business

Who Owns FedEx?

You may have seen (or heard on a podcast) that Fred Smith so vehemently objects to the New York Times report contending that FedEx paid nothing in federal taxes that he's challenged New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger to a public debate and pointed out that "the New York Times paid zero federal income tax ... Read More
Immigration

The ‘Welfare Magnet’ for Immigrants

That term refers to a controversial concept -- and a salient one, given the Trump administration's efforts to make it harder for immigrants to use welfare in the U.S. A new study finds that there's something to it: Immigrants were more likely to come to Denmark when they could get more welfare there. From the ... Read More