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Public Enemy Number 15,549

13 Mar 2018 00:11

I was horrified and heartbroken by the murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Most people were. I’ve also been deeply moved by the response of the MSD students: the way they have channeled their grief and outrage is nothing short of heroic. I follow many of them on social media where you might be [...]

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Peace, Guns, and Possibility

28 Feb 2018 15:24

In the wake of another mass shooting, I’m struck by the deep divides and angry rhetoric about guns. In a very odd and twisted manner, I can’t help hoping for the possibility that some of the more vicious discussions are as a result of social media bots, programmed to inflame. I know from personal experience [...]

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Questions About School Shootings

21 Feb 2018 15:12

A week ago I was writing about Valentine’s day. Maybe it makes sense, then, that today I’m trying to make sense of the heartbreak known as “another school shooting.” It is crazy that our students are no longer safe in their schools and that our country seems so polarized about this issue. I’ve tried to [...]

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