Peter Dreier, who teaches at Occidental College, writes that “for decades, the NRA has fought every effort to get Congress and states to adopt reasonable laws that would make it much less likely that people like was [Ismaaiyl] Brinsley would be able to obtain a gun.” Dreier claims that even though the NRA’s “arguments are bogus,” it “has the money, and a small but committed hard core of members, to translate [its] idiot ideas into political clout to thwart even reasonable gun-control laws.”

Politico's Lucy McCalmont passed off a left wing professor as a "Dr. Seuss expert" in a Wednesday item about Senator Ted Cruz reading "Green Eggs and Ham" to his daughters during his marathon floor speech. McCalmont spent the bulk of her short article quoting from Occidental College's Peter Dreier slamming Cruz. The academician contended that Seuss would be "offended at almost everything that Ted Cruz stands for...he's a bully"

The writer identified Dreier as a "professor of politics", but failed to point out his far-left ideology, which includes serving as a consultant for ACORN and boosting a campaign to nominate former communist Pete Singer for the Nobel Peace Prize.