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The Orlando Tragedy,

The Orlando Tragedy, "Terror Gap" & Assault Weapon Ban: An Interview With David Yassky

Ellen Freudenheim  06.22.2016
There seems to be a lot of argumentation over what an assault weapon is. In 1994 the law used a technical definition, characterizing specific...
(More Than) Prayers For Orlando: Taking Accountability For Our Own Role In Anti-Gay Violence

(More Than) Prayers For Orlando: Taking Accountability For Our Own Role In Anti-Gay Violence

Gyasi Ross  06.22.2016
t's not just about the worst of the worst--the face of evil. It's also about us, the "regular people" who help create the environments...

The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass-acre

Benjamin Brenkert  06.21.2016
The young men and women who sought holy communion at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida ended up participating in their own mass and...
Still Honoring Muhammad Ali -- And Why That Matters

Still Honoring Muhammad Ali -- And Why That Matters

Rabbi Michael Lerner  06.21.2016
Ali, I was told, had decided some seven years before that I would be the person he would want to represent the Jewish world and speak at...
Our Pluralistic Democracy Must Protect The Rainbow Children Of God

Our Pluralistic Democracy Must Protect The Rainbow Children Of God

Brian Levin, J.D.  06.21.2016
A ruling yesterday by the Supreme Court not to overturn a Connecticut law restricting assault weapons, the Senate failed to move forward...
No-Fly, No Buy: Orlando, Senate Expand State of Terror

No-Fly, No Buy: Orlando, Senate Expand State of Terror

Anhvinh Doanvo  06.21.2016
By linking issues of gun control to the vague notions of "terrorism" and "reasonable suspicion", Democrats and Republicans have demonstrated...

Can We Stop Talking About 'Radical Islam' and Get To The Elephant in The Room?

Nida Khan  06.21.2016
President Obama forcefully pushed back against presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling his incessant...
The Right to Bear Harm

The Right to Bear Harm

Samuel C. Spitale  06.21.2016
In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in...

Orlando: Acknowledge The True Cost

Heidi Lehmann  06.20.2016
The statistics say 50 dead. A flat, even, cold number. But a sadly inaccurate one. One that completely fails to convey the true cost in...
We Should Treat Jo Cox's Murderer and The Orlando Shooter As Lone Wolves

We Should Treat Jo Cox's Murderer and The Orlando Shooter As Lone Wolves

Anhvinh Doanvo  06.20.2016
Jo Cox's assassination demonstrates the illogic of our conflation between lone wolves and larger, potentially violent, national groups....
What Orlando's Tragedies Can Mean For Us All

What Orlando's Tragedies Can Mean For Us All

Robert Peterpaul  06.20.2016
Our first day was spent lounging by our hotel's luscious pool, an attempt to rinse off the tragic news and slip into sunnier times. Then...
Anti-gay Islamic Terrorism - Why the surprise?

Anti-gay Islamic Terrorism - Why the surprise?

Richard Feldman  06.20.2016
The blood hadn't dried from the homophobic terrorists shooting rampage when leading politicians began blaming the gun and calling for a...

ISIS Inspired--or Branded?

Mark Juergensmeyer  06.20.2016
I've been thinking about how to characterize the ISIS-related aspects of the horrific massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub that killed...