Common Dreams staff
Pai was given the 'Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award' by the National Rifle Association during CPAC
Past recipients of the award include far right favorites Rush Limbaugh, Phyllis Schlafly, Mike Pence and Sheriff David Clarke.
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Journalists are humans, not story-pursuing robots salivating for the death of...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Demonstrators march during the Peoples Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo: Annette Bernhardt/flickr/cc)
"This report illustrates how people of color and people with limited means have...


Amidst the last week's searing drama, heroes have arisen: the extraordinary Parkland kids with their eloquent fury, their parents and fellow-advocates for sanity. The ghouls have crawled out too: Wingnut cynics; a Grifter-In-Chief who needed a cheat sheet to feign empathy, blamed mentally ill "sickos" and urged we arm "gun adept" teachers to keep the blood flowing; and a soulless NRA now newly, feverishly blaming the media, which "loves mass shootings."