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Peter Weber

Senior editor

Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.

Modest Senate gun package gains enough GOP support to pass
Sen. John Cornyn
Perhaps perhaps perhaps

Modest Senate gun package gains enough GOP support to pass

Uvalde school police chief defends shooting response amid grim new details
Police officer at Uvalde shooting memorial
A few answers and more questions

Uvalde school police chief defends shooting response amid grim new details

Stephen Colbert recaps Jan. 6 hearing in raucous live Late Show
Stephen Colbert
Last Night on Late Night

Stephen Colbert recaps Jan. 6 hearing in raucous live Late Show

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made virtual cameos at Jan. 6 hearing
Ivanka Trump testimony
January 6 Hearings

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made virtual cameos at Jan. 6 hearing

Is a single man largely responsible for America's wealth gap?
Jack Welch.
Briefing

Is a single man largely responsible for America's wealth gap?

Brookings suspends president amid Qatar lobbying probe
John Allen
Noted

Brookings suspends president amid Qatar lobbying probe

Jimmy Kimmel grills Biden on gun legislation inaction
Joe Biden and Jimmy Kimmel
Out-Foxed

Jimmy Kimmel grills Biden on gun legislation inaction

Twitter reportedly agrees to give Elon Musk raw data to settle bots standoff
Elon Musk and Twitter
Bluff-calling

Twitter reportedly agrees to give Elon Musk raw data to settle bots standoff

Colbert's Late Show imagines Jan. 6 insurrection hearings as '80s sitcom
The Late Show
Last Night on Late Night

Colbert's Late Show imagines Jan. 6 insurrection hearings as '80s sitcom

Shrinking Great Salt Lake threatens Salt Lake City with poisonous dust clouds
Great Salt Lake
'environmental nuclear bomb'

Shrinking Great Salt Lake threatens Salt Lake City with poisonous dust clouds

Biden moves to shore up U.S. solar projects, boost domestic production
Solar panels
Green Power

Biden moves to shore up U.S. solar projects, boost domestic production

Mexico's president will skip U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas
Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles
Summit of the Americas

Mexico's president will skip U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas

John Oliver details the problem with putting police in schools
John Oliver
Johnsplaining

John Oliver details the problem with putting police in schools

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces imminent no-confidence vote
Boris Johnson
Partygate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces imminent no-confidence vote

Ukraine's Zelensky visits front line outside embattled Sievierodonetsk
Volodymyr Zelensky visits front lines
Not Putin

Ukraine's Zelensky visits front line outside embattled Sievierodonetsk

Key Senate gun bill negotiators express cautious optimism
Sen. Chris Murphy
Perhaps perhaps perhaps

Key Senate gun bill negotiators express cautious optimism

The U.S. might give Ukraine bigger rocket systems to fight off Russia
Missiles.
Briefing

The U.S. might give Ukraine bigger rocket systems to fight off Russia

Is the war shifting in Russia's favor?
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Is the war shifting in Russia's favor?

Lee Greenwood, Gov. Abbott cancel NRA appearances after Uvalde shooting
Lee Greenwood
No country for old men

Lee Greenwood, Gov. Abbott cancel NRA appearances after Uvalde shooting

Texas police struggle to explain delay in stopping Uvalde school shooter
Law enforcement in Uvalde, Texas
Thin blue line

Texas police struggle to explain delay in stopping Uvalde school shooter

Uvalde gunman was inside school for an hour as parents urged police to act
Uvalde school memorial
'Go in there! Go in there!'

Uvalde gunman was inside school for an hour as parents urged police to act

Did Georgia Republicans just reject Trump's 'Big Lie'?
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Did Georgia Republicans just reject Trump's 'Big Lie'?

Why on Earth doesn't America import baby formula?
A cargo ship.
Briefing

Why on Earth doesn't America import baby formula?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beats George P. Bush in GOP primary
Ken Paxton
End of a dynasty?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beats George P. Bush in GOP primary

Raffensperger wins GOP primary for Georgia secretary of state, in loss for Trump
Brad Raffensperger
'DJT Vendetta Tour'

Raffensperger wins GOP primary for Georgia secretary of state, in loss for Trump

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S. children
Mourners of school shooting in Uvalde, Texas
Body counts

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S. children

Russia seeing 'localized successes' in Ukraine, growing criticism at home
New graves in Severodonetsk
Some men just want to watch the world burn

Russia seeing 'localized successes' in Ukraine, growing criticism at home

20 nations sending Ukraine newer, more high-tech weapons, Pentagon says
Lloyd Austin
The big guns

20 nations sending Ukraine newer, more high-tech weapons, Pentagon says

RNC sides with Oz against McCormick on Pennsylvania GOP mail-in ballots
Mehmet Oz
GOP v. GOP

RNC sides with Oz against McCormick on Pennsylvania GOP mail-in ballots

What price will Democrats pay for high inflation?
President Biden.
Briefing

What price will Democrats pay for high inflation?

John Oliver has some complaints about Subway, the sandwich chain
John Oliver
Johnsplaining

John Oliver has some complaints about Subway, the sandwich chain

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sexual abuse for decades, report finds
Southern Baptist Convention in 2018
'listening, lamenting, and learning'

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sexual abuse for decades, report finds

Australia swears in new prime minister while votes are still being counted
Penny Wong, Anthony Albanese, Richard Marles
Quick change

Australia swears in new prime minister while votes are still being counted

A timeline of how the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol fell
The Azovstal steelworks.
Briefing

A timeline of how the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol fell

Elon Musk reportedly offered to trade a horse for an erotic massage
Elon Musk
A horse?

Elon Musk reportedly offered to trade a horse for an erotic massage

What's next for the COVID vaccine?
Vaccination.
Briefing

What's next for the COVID vaccine?