Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings?   

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Max Fisher and Josh Keller reporting for the New York Times: But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many mass shootings? Perhaps, some speculate, it is because … Continue reading →

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Quote of Interest – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

An absurd week in America’s two-tier election   

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Scott Gilmore, writing for Macleans: Every day, Trump says something or is revealed to have done something that would have disqualified every other candidate for president over the last 40 years. Howard Dean’s political career ended after he yelled too … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 16, 2014

10 Years and 1,000 Lashes for Blogging   

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Amnesty International: Authorities arrested Raif Badawi (pronounced Ra-eef Ba-da-wee) on 17 June 2012. They charged him with insulting Islam and creating the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website for social and political debate. The charges related to articles Raif wrote criticizing religious … Continue reading →