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December 25, 2012 12:00 AM

John Dickerson: Obama vs. the NRA

There are two ways to kill a policy idea in Washington, D.C.: Broaden it to include every interested person with an opinion, or appoint a commission. If you broaden it, it quickly becomes a cacophonous mess, and everyone throws up his or her hands. Commissions, almost by design, are where action goes for a nap.

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