Teachers Are Educators, Not Mercenaries

March 16, 2018

By arming teachers, America will cause lasting damage in a society already rife with gun violence. It is not easy to write about gun violence and gun-related deaths in America. Even before the ink is dry, more shootings will bring more deaths somewhere in the country. As I wrote this article,...

To End Gun Violence, We Need Concrete Reform

March 15, 2018

Kyrah Simon, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a survivor of the February 14 shooting, weighs in on the debate around gun reform. As a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gun violence has become personal to me. It was an issue that upset me before,...

Gun Control: Lessons from US History

March 12, 2018

More than mere weapons, guns serve many real and imaginary purposes in the minds of Americans.  Donald Trump is a professional troublemaker. Not even Republicans will deny that. As Paul Ryan scrambles to avoid a trade war provoked by Trump’s persistent intention to deploy his art of the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: School “Security” After Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

There’s no need for emotion in Parkland, Florida. They were only assets. Following the events in Parkland, Florida, pundits at Fox News were so upset about the 18th school shooting of 2018 and the 25th school massacre since 1999 that Sean Hannity felt obliged to propose a solution: school...