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Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Victim of gun violence

Gun control advocates can take a page from Harry Truman’s long struggle for public health insurance. 

NOLA Shooting

But I’m not giving up on this precious, important city. America shouldn’t either.

Wayne LaPierre

Deride the NRA's spokesman all you want, but his group is close to gutting gun control legislation in Congress.

School police

After Newtown, policy-makers are making schools more like prisons—at the expense of those they should be protecting.

Gun rights advocates

Opponents of gun control spent the last twenty years undermining local approaches to gun policy.

Gun and ammunition

It’s time to end the sale of military-style assault weapons to civilians.

Democrats like Joe Biden were responsible for some of the worst laws behind mass incarceration. Whatever our response to gun violence, a new war on crime is not the answer.


In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

The president should condemn violence at home, and hold himself accountable for violence abroad, as well. 

February 8, 2013

New polling shows McConnell is vulnerable on his gun industry money and anti-gun law stance. 

February 8, 2013

Viral videos speak louder than words on gun violence, Scientology and the “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad.

February 7, 2013

As the Washington media gleefully covers the skeet shooting photo, real issues like joblessness get left left by the wayside.

February 5, 2013

This week: immigrants cross the US-Mexico border using GPS and poetry, US-trained armies around the world commit attrocities and pundits and politicians shoot themselves in the foot on gun control, among other topics.

February 1, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

Because, freedom. Duh. 

January 29, 2013

A mother buries her fourth child lost to gun violence as we as a nation continue to avoid a real solution. 

January 29, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013