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'The Young People Will Win': New Analysis Shows Youth Voter Registration Surged After Parkland Shooting
"It remains to be seen how many of these younger registrants will cast a ballot in November, but they are poised to have a louder voice than ever in these critical midterm elections."
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"They came into South Shore much the same way U.S. troops enter Iraq: armed and fearful, not part of the community but “in control” of it." (Photo courtesy of Ryan Harvey) Views
Mixing Guns and Racism
Police shoot another black man, spark community rage, further destroy all trust and continue to behave not as protectors but as an occupying army. God bless America.
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Calling Gun Violence a Public Health Epidemic, Nation's Doctors Call for Assault Weapons Ban
"Did we mute our opposition to smoking, because Big Tobacco defended it? No, we let the science lead us...The AMA must not back down from addressing gun violence."
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Betsy DeVos Stirs Fresh Outrage: Says School Safety Panel Won't Study Role of Guns
"Secretary DeVos is just admitting what we knew all along—that the Trump administration's pledge to keep kids safe from gun violence was not serious," said one gun control advocate
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'Like Talking to a Toddler': Mother of School Shooting Victim Reveals How It Felt to Discuss Gun Policy With Trump
"In a normal presidency, this would be big/headline news, but with Trump, even for his supporters, such behavior is taken for granted. Baked in. Expected even. We shrug. We move on."
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"There are no walls, no entrances or exits that can be closed in order to contain the damage from or protect the American people from Washington’s destructive follies." (Photo: Getty) Views
Duck-and-Cover America: Advice to College Graduates in The Age of Trump
A commencement speech to the "campus of my mind" about what can't be walled out—or in.
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The most encouraging alternative I’ve seen to this situation is the movement, taking hold in some of our country’s most troubled schools, called Restorative Justice, which begins by giving every student his or her voice. Views
Empowering Kids Instead Of Arming Them
The more guns out there, the more dangerous the world is.
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"Donald Trump and his administration are the Wal-Mart of corruption." (Photo: @HCSOTexas/Twitter) Views
Point The Trigger Finger at Everyone Else
No matter what the gun rights advocates say, all these deaths are about a country with far too many guns, plain and simple, full stop.
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"We’ve heard the heartfelt prayers and the feckless clichés from political figures pledging solidarity, support and vague promises of action." (Photo: mathiaswasik/Flickr/cc) Views
Trump, the NRA, Mass Shootings and the American Culture of Death
We are awash in an ocean of firearms and killers armed to the teeth.
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Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where at least eight people were killed on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Daniel Kramer/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Shooting Statistics Are Clear: It’s Not Schools That Are Dangerous
Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.
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