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David Simon: “Whatever resentments were in the shooter’s head, the US President stood ready to bolster and validate it.”

This afternoon, a white male gunman outfitted with a shotgun and several smoke grenades, walked into the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and began firing. By the time he was taken into custody by the police, five people were dead, and many more were seriously injured. The man arrested by police has […]

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Gary Peters on health care: “I put it all an the line to make (the ACA) happen, so don’t question my motivations here.”

Michigan Senator Gary Peters held a town hall meeting today at Eastern Michigan University. As it was just announced yesterday evening, attendance was relatively sparse. I’d say there were maybe about 125 people in the audience, most of whom, judging by how people introduced themselves when posing questions to the Senator, were from Ann Arbor. […]

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said today that the White House’s school safety commission, which she chairs, will not look at the role of guns in school shootings

Shortly after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida this past February that left 17 dead, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was charged with creating a School Safety Commission. Well, as of two weeks ago, when another another 10 people were gunned down at a Santa Fe, Texas high school, and DeVos responded once again by […]

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School shootings, the delay-and-do-nothing right, and those who blame women for “the destabilization of the sexual marketplace”

I’d wanted to write about something else entirely tonight, but then I stumbled across the above tweet, and it sent me tumbling through the looking glass, into a pitch-black world of toxic masculinity and weaponized insecurity, where women, having been debased to the point of no longer being considered human, are seen merely as instruments […]

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“The only way to stop a bad guy with a nerve agent is a good guy with a nerve agent.”

The only way to stop a bad guy with a nerve agent is a good guy with a nerve agent. — Alan Traxler (@traxattack) March 29, 2018 [Occasionally people get my sense of humor. I now have documentation.]

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