FROM THE BLOGS:
A post-racism America?
Jennifer Rubin of Right Turn believes Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech about Trayvon Martin is indicative of his need to “perpetuate a false narrative to sustain the appearance of racism."
Immigration Reform is not about Hispanic voters
Immigration Reform is showing how the Republican party is divided into two: the conservative center and the “angrier” hard right, says Molly Ball of the Atlantic.
Liz Cheney looking to “dynasty-build”
Daniel Larison of the American Conservative thinks Liz Cheney’s bid for Sen. Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.) seat is pointless and just demonstrates a sense of entitlement
Stand Your Ground’s correlation with homicide
Eric Voeten of The Monkey Cage argues Stand Your Ground laws may actually increase the rate of gun-related homicides instead of serving as a deterrent.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
NRA: Holder exploiting Trayvon Martin death to push gun control agenda
Attorney General Eric Holder asked states to review “stand your ground” laws. However, NRA Executive Director Chris Cox said these laws go hand in hand with self-defense, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.
US Olympic Committee to Graham: Boycotts of games don’t work
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) proposed a boycott on the Olympic games if Russia grants asylum to Edward Snowden. The U.S. Olympic Committee said such a boycott would only punish the American athletes competing, The Hill's Julian Pecquet reports.