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Open Letter to Paul Ryan on Guns

Dear Speaker Ryan, Yet another young man with yet another AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has killed yet more people in a place that should be safe. And you, yet again, have said that it is not the time to talk about … Continue reading

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The NRA and the Culture of Guns

Nine days have passed since the mass murder of concertgoers in Las Vegas and we’re still not talking about guns, gun control, the number of gun murders in this country, what to do about the constant gun violence, or anything … Continue reading

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Forgive the Shooter

On Sunday evening in the small Wisconsin town of Menasha a man apparently distraught over a recent breakup and argument with his former fiancée took two guns with him on his bike and went for a ride. On the middle … Continue reading

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The Last of Us

The trailer for a new video game, “The Last of Us”, starts with the following: “The world’s been hard on us, hard on him. Joel’s done some terrible things. He tells me that on this journey you either hang on … Continue reading

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Lament for My Nation

This is the sound of my nation–not the beat, beat, beating of hearts, but the rat-tat-tatting of guns. This is the soul of my nation—not the compassion of kindred souls, but the dispassionate death knell wrought by random violence. Again–again!–we … Continue reading

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