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When my daughter texted me last night to tell me there was an Active Shooter on her campus…

When my daughter texted me last night to tell me there was an Active Shooter on her campus…

…it provided me with a new perspective on our nation’s unique and unending history of mass violence.  When the murders at a bar in Thousand Oaks took place just a couple of days earlier, at the other end of the county where I grew up, in a part of the world I know very well, it hit home as well.  A couple of weeks ago, an armed man was headed for the school where my wife teaches.  They went on…

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Enough

Enough

It is time, in the wake of yet another school shooting, for a history lesson. One of history’s fundamental lessons, after all, is that if something terrible happens, and those with the power to prevent it from happening do nothing, it will most likely happen again.  The Valentine’s Day Massacre at Parkland happened just over three months ago. And last week, in Texas, a state that fetishizes gun violence like no other, a right-wing terrorist murdered children in their classrooms…

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