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Mass Shootings: Can We Escape The New Normal?

On Sunday, President Obama spoke to comfort the families of the victims involved in the tragic Navy Yard shootings. He quoted from the Greek poet Aeschylus, as had Senator Robert Kennedy speaking after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968: “Even in our sleep, pain, which we cannot forget, falls drop by drop […]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: The State of Our Military?

Another Memorial Day has come and gone, but there are many stories related to our military that deserve our attention. This week, we’re giving you “6 Things” that are in the news about the state of our military: 1. Senator John McCain Snuck Into Syria to Meet with Rebel Fighters. Having spent months criticizing President […]

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Silver Bullets? I’d Rather Have Chocolate Ones

A seven-year-old boy named Myles wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden with his solution for gun violence. Chocolate bullets. The Vice President is completely on board with this idea, because, as he says in his letter back to Myles, “People love chocolate.” Some fellow writers at The Broad Side had very strong reactions […]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Crime and Punishment

According to my Twitter feed, most everyone was on pins and needles Wednesday evening as the jury announced its verdict in the Jodi Arias murder trial. Spoiler alert: shooting someone in the face, stabbing him dozens of times and then slicing his throat does not help your argument that you acted in self-defense. Unfortunately, there are […]

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