Steve King Sparks Controversy, Again: Politics Daily
What We’re Following Today
It’s Wednesday, August 14.
What Steve King Said: Several 2020 presidential candidates have called Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa to resign after King said at a conservative gathering that humanity might not exist if not for rape or incest. It’s hardly the first of inflammatory comments from King, and as I reported last week, he’ll be facing a tough primary next November.
(Mike Segar / Reuters)
A crowd of supporters of a religious exemption to childhood vaccination rally outside the New York State Supreme Court after a hearing challenging the constitutionality of the state legislature’s repeal of the exemption.
Ideas From The Atlantic
Don’t Ban Assault Weapons—Tax Them (Saul Cornell)
“Surely even the most die-hard gun-rights supporter could not argue that, although it is constitutional to tax weapons and ammo to protect animals, it is not constitutional to tax them to protect people.” → Read on.