Amy Davidson, The New Yorker online, yesterday (excerpt is last 2 paragraphs)
We have heard a good deal from the N.R.A. in the last couple of months about how a gun defends a home. Wayne LaPierre, the group’s executive vice-president and increasingly unhinged public face, has been out talking about how everyone needs a gun to be prepared for a coming time of financial crisis and natural disaster. South Africa and the United States are distinct countries with different gun cultures, but people are not so different. The array of objects within arm’s reach can turn a moment of rage to something worse in any country. A gun in the house makes it more likely that domestic violence will lead to murder. (The Times has a story this morning about how living with guns has also been connected to dying by suicide.) Oscar Pistorius’s gun did not keep Reeva Steenkamp safe. Living in a house with many guns did not keep Kasandra Perkins safe when Jovan Belcher, the father of her child, shot her and then himself.
There is much to admire in the confidence that made Pistorius believe that he could challenge world running federations, and make them let him run. There was a clarity there, and inspiration, and the right kind of pride. (This morning, someone reportedly took a Nike ad with the line “I am the bullet in the chamber” off of his Web site.) There will be plenty of talk, too, about what brings athletes to both the highest levels of sports and to a place of domestic tragedy—publicity, pressure, even the unsettling question of performance-enhancing drugs and their psychological effects. That discussion is worth having. But what matters even more is what can happen in any home, in any room, with a man and a woman and a gun.
Both Chris Wallace and Shep Smith of Fox News criticized Netanyahu's planned address to the GOP Congress as an insult. They also note that the current Israeli government has been the biggest impediment to the two- state solution.
The GOP wants Netanyahu to direct scuttle multinational nuclear negiotations with Iran for some unknown reason. Perhaps we can engage in the war with Iran that Netanyahu desires. American troops are the ones he envisions doing the fighting.
How the planned Congressional address will effect the upcoming election in Israel is unclear.
He can't run for both Senate and President at the same time in Florida. He maybe just raising money for his Senate race. He was originally being groomed by the Bush machine for a run as president but that fell apart when he ran for the Senate. He found himself on the outs with JEB.