by Max Brantley
The New York Times today focuses on the discomfort felt by Democratic senators, particularly from conservative places like West Virgnia, over President Obama's broad gun safety agenda.
Surprisingly, the reporter didn't seek out Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, expected to face a tough re-election next year and certain to be very cautious on gun issues.
Takeaway from this article: Obama will have a hard time persuading even liberals like Sen. Al Franken on the assault weapon ban. Universal background checks, maybe. Pryor can be expected to be highly supportive of the need to work toward further slaughters of school children. If you get my drift.