Tag Archives: mass shootings

Gun deaths and public life

In the midst of election turmoil and craziness, it can be discouraging to pay close attention to what goes on in public life. There is so much self-interest, hypocrisy, and meanness. But then, we need to remember that real issues … Continue reading

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Shipwrecks, climate disruption, mass shootings

This excerpt from Kathryn Schulz, “Writers in the Storm” (The New Yorker, Nov. 23, 2015), seems to me a good analogy for the human slowness in solving problems: It is difficult … to appreciate how catastrophic the weather could be … Continue reading

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PA Senate: Protect pigeons not people

Never let it be said that Harrisburg lacks a sense of irony: “Pa. Senate votes to ban pigeon shoots” by PETER JACKSON, AP, philly.com, 10/15/14: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Guns were a hot topic Wednesday in the Pennsylvania Senate, which … Continue reading

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