Starbucks — where California liberals sip lattes — has become a staging ground for carrying unconcealed weapons. What does that say about the future of gun control? Also, oil refiners consider making permanent cuts, and earmarks are back in the news as Democrats and Republicans exchange commitments to ban an unpopular practice. Is it all about the November elections?
Banner image: The Gun Store sales associate Greg Kohler (L) looks on as Eric Brandon of Nevada tries out a semi-automatic pistol November 14, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images