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The bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon bring out the most devastating emotions: despair, depression, anxiety. But in the days after tragedy, we are usually overwhelmed by evidence that good still exists.
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, for example, came the #26acts #20acts movement started by NBC News correspondent Ann Curry. The goal was for people to...Read more »
MISINFORMATION: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Did Adolf Hitler say, "To conquer a nation, one must first disarm its citizens"?
"Hitler's infamous quote ... is probably a fraud and was likely never uttered." (Vol. 73, Issue 2 Article 11, 2004), according to University of Chicago law professor Bernard E. Harcourt, writing in the Fordham Law Review.
He offers an...Read more »
How bad is the recent recommendation to put armed guards in Staten Island’s schools? It’s so bad that even professional right-wing shock merchant Ann Coulter has her doubts about the underlying principles. In an otherwise scathing attack on liberals and the notion of gun control, she allowed in a conversation with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that the NRA's call for an armed guard in each school...Read more »
So the problem isn’t real guns killing real people. The problem is video games and movies, fake guns killing fake people.
That and, of course, the media, who by publicizing slaughter give shooters a path to notoriety.
So says Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, who cited mainstream shooting videogames like “Call of Duty,” as well as ones few have ever heard of, like...Read more »
County Executive Rob Astorino made the appropriate call this week when he said a gun show wasn’t welcome back at the Westchester County Center.
The decision not to sign a contract with the organizer comes just two years after the first-term Republican re-opened the doors to the Sportsman, Firearm and Knife Show at the county center. His move reversed a decade long ban started by his predecessor,...Read more »
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Barry and Cheryl Ogowetsky brought a bouquet of flowers to a makeshift memorial outside Newtown High School.
It was a small gesture like so many others here in recent days.
Thousands of people trekked to this picturesque New England town on Sunday to pay respects and mourn with a community that is struggling in the aftermath of the mass killings of 20 children and six...Read more »
My wife came into the room. She couldn’t speak. She choked back tears.
The best she could do was hold up her laptop: the story read 27 dead, including 18 children who were in kindergarten. They were presumably in the midst of playtime, coloring or learning how to read. Some kids were probably smiling, laughing and goofing around as 5-year-olds should.
There was a mass shooting at the...Read more »