Why Can’t America Control Its Violence Epidemic?


In the wake of last week’s FSU school shootings, Americans were again reminded that our gun problem isn’t over.

An Open Letter: The Right To Bear Arms … Or Bare Arms?

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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf asks why a school would embrace images of kids with guns as normal . . . while deeming girls baring arms, or legs, or shoulders a punishable offense.

There Have Been 92 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook and Zero Gun Law Changes

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Instead of learning how to read and write, children are training to avoid getting shot in school.

I’m Special and I Will Prove It, Even If It Kills You: Challenging Men’s Culture of Entitlement

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Eduardo Garcia examines the common trend between school shooters and identifies a way to help break our kids of their dangerous sense of entitlement.

Life is Not a Video Game

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There have been a lot of arguments claiming that violence in video games is the reason for our societal ills, but B.K. Mullen says that sometimes a game is just a game.

Will Teaching Require Hazard Pay? One Teacher’s Confession.


The fear of school shootings has forced one teacher to quit the profession she loves most.

Why Angry White Men is Worth Your Time


Michael Kimmel thinks that the justifiable decline of hegemonic masculinity is driving the issues and anxieties of America’s angry white men—and he might just be right.

A Murder of Crows

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A video game playing high school senior gets handed a real gun.

Guns and Fatalism

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Eric Sentell shoots down the argument that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

Surviving School: 6 Rules Some Chicago Teens Live By

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This American Life spent 5 months at a high school in Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhood. Here’s what they learned.

More Police – In Schools and Out – Not the Answer


Here’s the Justice Policy Institute’s take on President Obama’s proposal to reduce gun violence.

This Is Not A Fortress. I Am Not a Soldier.


Keeping our children safe shouldn’t require arming teachers, staff, or parents.

Open Thread: Should The National Guard Protect Our Schools?

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California Senator Barbara Boxer plans to address school security on a national level.

Fear in America


In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt fears for his daughter’s future, in America and outside of America, in private and in public, and in the aftermath from the recent school shooting.

A Grief So Profound


What can we learn from ancient myths about grief and mourning in the present?

Three Ways to Help Your Child Return to School After Newtown School Shooting

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Trauma specialist and Family Therapist Dr. Saliha Bava offers advice to parents after Newtown school shooting.