Every era has its representative figure. The Neolithic era had the Farmer. The avatar of the Middle Ages was the Monk, bent over an illuminated manus...
Neither hate, nor fear, nor violence should be part of daily life. Health care professionals must speak up to protect everyone's civil rights, their lives, and the well-being of our communities.
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New regulation would need to be very restrictive. Millions of these guns would have to be removed from circulation to see any measurable effect on public safety, a politically impossible lift.
"We are truly in a battle with pure hate in this country," Hayes said. "We must learn to use our words when we disagree and not resort to violence."
Perhaps, like Trump's simplistic categorization of people by race, this "good guy/bad guy" nonsense is a way to avoid thinking about the complexities of modern life and the changes that are actually needed to make it safe -- in other words, to protect the status quo.
Let me start by saying two things: 1) I doubt we will ever amend the Second Amendment, but I think it is necessary to have a conversation about the idea. 2) We should not have to amend the Second Amendment.
We have two choices with the epidemic of gun violence and racism. We can commit to racial and economic justice, to supporting our law enforcement and to reasonable restrictions on deadly weapons or we can continue to come unraveled as a democracy and continue to accept 90 dead Americans and a mass shooting every day from preventable gun violence.
Calling these despicable acts, "evil" lets us off too easily. It implies that some people are evil or gripped by evil and, then to some, the implication is that nothing can be done about evil.
Like thousands of other people, every mass shooting affected me and I wrote my share of posts related to the carnage, the tragedy, and the helplessness. I had made that promise to myself but political correctness and Facebook friendships be damned. How could anyone look at the pictures and read the heart-breaking stories and not want action?
Action to do more to curb gun violence, and respecting the Second Amendment can co-exist. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." It's time for the silent majority of Americans to stand up, your silence is as deafening as the aftermath of those we have lost to gun violence.
The LGBT community reflects the rainbow. The rainbow flag, in fact, is a fitting symbol of our motley movement.
The topic of mental illness and violence is complicated enough in its own right, but also gets badly distorted by the misleading propaganda generated by the shameless National Rifle Association.
Throughout the campaign, since January, we have been and will be polling Americans on their policy preferences. We want to know: Which candidate&rsquo...
If this week's horrific news doesn't depress, upset, anger, and concern you, you might want to get yourself checked out to see if you are human.