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Recent articles by Michael:

Even by Florida GOP Standards, This Is Lunacy

Michael Flynn joined a Proud Boy on the Sarasota Republican Party executive committee—and he’s going to be a poll watcher. → Read More

‘Definitely Made My Day’: 9/11 Families on al Qaeda Chief Zawahiri’s Killing

Zawahiri’s killing prompted no spontaneous cheers at Ground Zero like the death of bin Laden, but it was a fitting reminder that “we don’t give up,” one 9/11 family member noted. → Read More

‘Proud’ Gunmaker Figures Out How to Make Mass Shootings Worse

The assault rifle was made for the military and is already being marketed to the public. → Read More

Why It Took Grit—and Luck—to Trace the Parade Massacre Gun to Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo

Federal agents should have just looked up the murder weapon’s owner on the national gun registry—except no such registry exists. Instead, it took some determined ATF agents. → Read More

Uvalde School Police Chief Must Resign Now

Pedro Arredondo started his career as a 911 operator and yet he did nothing as scared children called repeatedly for help. → Read More

Daniel Defense, the Maker of the Uvalde Shooter’s ‘Perfect Rifle,’ Abruptly Exits the NRA Convention

But the company may still benefit from Tuesday’s horror, just as its sales went up after the 2012 slaughter of 20 kids and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. → Read More

Why Is This Murderous Masked Madman Walking Around New York City?

For the second time in as many months, a madman fired a gun on a subway train and then walked away at the next station. → Read More

This Second Grader Has More Common Sense Than Ron DeSantis

Eight-year-old Sawyer Robbins says Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” law is a real head-scratcher. → Read More

This Oklahoma Dad Just Volunteered to Join Ukraine’s Fight

This Army vet is willing to leave his wife and four kids to help defeat Vladimir Putin. He’s not alone. → Read More

A Truck Convoy With a Message Everyone Can Get Behind

Thirteen-year-old Dalton Frank, who loved trucks, got a special farewell after he took his own life this month following a bullying incident. → Read More

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Is as Vicious as It Sounds

The legislation, which would let parents sue schools, is a cinch to become law thanks to Republicans who care more about shaming parents than listening to them. → Read More

These Twins Were Inseparable Until COVID Killed the ‘Tough Guy’

“I was older by a minute, but I always felt Ray was the older brother… Ray was just different. Growing up, Ray was knocking out bullies and all.” → Read More

The Boy Who Survived 73 Days of Pure COVID Hell

The love of parents, the dedication of his doctors, and maybe a visit from his dog helped bring Trevor Hensley back from the brink of death. → Read More

Terrifying Post-COVID Syndrome Makes Comeback in South Carolina Kids

Branson Diven didn’t even know he’d been infected—until his organs were ravaged and he was on the brink of death. → Read More

Ron DeSantis Opens Antibody Centers That Are Useless Against Omicron

The Florida governor is flogging monoclonals that experts say are no match for Omicron. → Read More

Unvaxxed Lunch Lady Wants You to See Her COVID Death Spiral

The 56-year-old mom spent weeks on a ventilator and was thought to be at death’s door. She wants everyone to see what it’s like to be on the brink—so they can avoid it. → Read More

Kristi Noem Still Doesn’t Understand How COVID and Vaccines Work

The reckless South Dakota governor wants to “recognize natural immunity” from COVID. She’s not only wrong—she’s also encouraging hesitant folks not to get vaccinated. → Read More

Inside the FDNY’s Race to Find the Open Door Fueling a Bronx Inferno

First they had to find their way through blackness to the right door. Then they had to descend into the inferno roaring up at them. → Read More

Texas Cops Search for 14-Year-Old They Say Killed Three Teens

His father, who drove him to the fatal shooting, has also been charged with murder. → Read More

Florida Will Party on New Year’s Eve as Cases Hit Record Highs: ‘Nobody Cares’

COVID cases hit an astounding 46,923, monoclonal antibody treatments are becoming ineffective, and New Year’s plans are in full swing. An infectious disease doc on what’s to come. → Read More