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It's No Longer Just Charlie, It's Dozens of Parisians Killed Tonight

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

The wounds are not yet closed, and my heart is bleeding again. All my family and friends in Paris are safe. Not everybody can say that tonight.

Criminal Possession of Duct Tape?

Andrew Stengel | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime
Andrew Stengel

The recent news of the arrest of a Brooklyn after-school band teacher in Brooklyn raised an interesting question that is not academic. Under New York'...

Top 3 Ways to Prevent a School Shooting

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Susie Sampson

School shootings are a common occurrence these days. The shooting in Oregon shook America... but not enough to do anything about it.

Gun Control Debate: A View from Hoplophiliaville

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Most clear thinking people understand that "hoplophobia" itself is an irrational term since there is nothing "irrational" about fearing that one could be listed among the 10,000+ gun-related homicides each year in the U.S., many perpetrated by people who purchased firearms legally.

Hello... Moderate Gun Owners. Where ARE You?

Karl Gude | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Karl Gude

I know how gun owners feel about their guns because I've known a lot of them, and most have been rational, educated and caring people, many with school-aged kids. So, why haven't these gun owners been moved enough by the killings of school children to join efforts to stop the carnage?

I'm With Stupid: How Do You Fire a Pistol With Your Feet?

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Here's the 2-week-old headline from the Trenton, New Jersey, Trentonian, just so you know what we're dealing with: "Weapon charge dismissed for man with no muscle control in arms."

Less-Lethal Weapons Get New Interest Amid Police Shootings

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — "blun...


Marcia Liss | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa.

The Superpower Conundrum

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Military power is by definition destructive, but in the past such force often cleared the ground for the building of local, regional, or even global structures, however grim or oppressive they might have been. If force always was meant to break things, it sometimes achieved other ends as well. Now, it seems as if breaking is all it can do.

The Paradoxes of Human Rights Discourse

European Horizons | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
European Horizons

Now, it's no news that big and powerful countries have been selling arms to Human Rights violators, and France's Egypt-Dassault deal is only a recent and particularly telling example. However, this does not make it more excusable in any way.

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.

National Defense: Time To Revisit Goldwater-Nichols

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

A new military reform bill would provide an excellent opportunity for our elected legislators to ponder their own responsibility for the growing mound of waste we cannot afford.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Understanding the Misunderstanding; The Use of Weapons in Filming Carries With it Inherent Danger

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

One would think that in jaded, old Hollywood, home to a thousand movie productions, people would be able to differentiate between real life and make-believe, in filming. But guess what? "People" would be wrong.

Would-be Alaska moose hunters charged after drunken fight in camp

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are describing what sounds like a weekend moose hunt from hell along the Chistochina River about 200 miles northeast of Anchorag...

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

Want to Destroy ISIS? Deny Weapons to Saudi Arabia Until Their Women Can Vote and Drive

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

I detest religious extremism, but what I detest equally is funding this plague and pretending the billions in weapons we give to Islamic fundamentalists isn't the primary reason that ISIS and other terrorist groups exist.

What Is the Best Way for a Soldier to Survive a Grenade Being Thrown at Them?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Weird News

The generally accepted fragmentation radius for a frag grenade is 30-35 feet, and the fuse length will be between 3-5 seconds. So usually running isn't going to be an option for you.

3 New Findings On ISIS Weapons That You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

Islamic State militants are wielding arms manufactured in 21 different countries -- including the United States -- according to a new report released ...

Congress Considers Review Of Police Military Gear

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist a...

A Century of Mass Slaughter

William Astore | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
William Astore

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. That "Great War" was many things, but it was most certainly a war of machines, of dreadnought battleships and "Big Bertha" artillery, of newfangled airplanes and tortoise-like tanks.

WATCH: The Future Of Warfare

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 3:00 - 4:00pm MDT (5:00 - 6:00pm EST). Our still formidable nuclear arsenal and our supremacy in conventional armaments are of limite...

The Heresies of Humans

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

Peace may not be as dramatic or sexy as war has become, but is sure does give people safety, contentment and the ability to live a truly democratic and free life.

Don't Compound The Damage Already Done In Iraq By Doubling Down In Syria

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

The Syrian conflict will ultimately end with negotiated power-sharing between the Syrian government, still headed by President Assad, and those elements of the opposition with some popular base inside Syria. This can happen relatively sooner, if America begins basing its Syria policy in on-the-ground reality.