We don’t believe that these shootings are impossible to stop — or that the carnage at schools, workplaces, churches and beyond is a status quo that Americans should accept.
Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings.
It is a strange, sad and perplexing fact that humans are one of the few, if not the only, species on this planet bent on their own annihilation. We gleefully denude the earth, poison the air and the water, and consider fleeting wealth as complete justification even as others of our kind succumb to...
It’s senseless. It’s horrific. It’s tragic. It demonstrates the worst of humankind. The latest school shooting in Florida leaves society struggling for understanding, politicians seeking advantage and families weeping, yet the problems remain. It’s a gun issue! It’s a...
“This label issue may never go away. In the meantime, call people whatever they ask you to call them or simply refer to them by their name,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.
When gunmen attack schools, it’s children and teachers who die as politicians retreat to their hardened cliches.
“Trump is the racetrack rabbit that keeps Democrats running in a perpetual cycle of outrage,” writes Rich Lowry.
Jaynann Johnson, lovingly known as “JJ,” is the heart of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry. JJ started volunteering at the pantry doing intake, interviewing and processing new and returning clients, but she was quickly hired as the pantry’s manager. Today she works countless...
“Trump routinely equates foreigners with danger, drugs and crime. But reducing the influx of legal immigrants, who are far less likely than natives to go to prison, would do nothing to make Americans safer. Just the opposite,” writes Steve Chapman.
By itself, changing what the Weber School District tells sixth-graders about dancing won’t reduce sexual violence in Utah. But it’s a start.