Reading Time: 6 minutes Americans die in huge numbers because of a minority’s cultlike obsession with guns, and because our broken political system makes reform almost impossible.
Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught When the Christian Patriot “militia” movement flowered in my state, most people thought it was a joke. The chaplain of the West Virginia Mountaineer Militia, the Rev. Butch Paugh, solemnly told news reporters that armed believers must train to fight off foreign invaders controlled by Satan. “The United Nations forces worldwide […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Gun nuts and white supremacists were eagerly anticipating a crisis, but they’re infuriated to discover that one has actually arrived that can’t be solved with bullets.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This should be proof that the white supremacist far-right needs to be treated as at least as great a threat as Islamist terrorism.
Reading Time: 3 minutes By now we’ve all heard of the latest horrible outbreak of slaughter: a shooting at a synagogue outside Pittsburgh where eleven people were killed by an armed white supremacist screaming, “All Jews must die!” (Israel’s chief rabbi condemned the assault but refused to say that it happened at a synagogue, because in the eyes of […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week, students at over 2,500 schools walked out of class to protest gun violence. In Washington, D.C., the walkout ended up as a march and sit-in at the White House (which, predictably, ignored it). The kids’ TV channel Nickelodeon went off the air in solidarity. Most were high schoolers, but some students who joined […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Rand’s villains resort to persuasion and democracy, while her heroes rely on terrorism and violence.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What we can teach our children about tragedy, and what we can learn from them in return.
Reading Time: 5 minutes When does compassion take us further from a better world?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The NRA and right-wing Christianity are locked in a vampiric embrace.