Washington (CNN) – A filibuster of major gun legislation by a vocal band of conservative Republican senators may have misfired, as a growing number of their GOP colleagues appear ready to help break it when it comes up for a vote on Thursday.
It's easy to find wacky Republicans wherever you look. It's not much of a challenge. So when you find one who seems sane, you notice.
The New York Times ran a report on a California town, Lancaster, that has been successfully promoting solar energy. The mayor, a class-action lawyer by the name of R. Rex Parris, has been a strong advocate.
When asked if global warming was indeed a threat, he responded, "Absolutely. I may be a Republican. I'm not an idiot."