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Nothing says “pro-life” like an assault rifle

TweetDo you think a fertilized egg is a human? Are you convinced abortion is murder? Support the righteous souls defending human dignity and the preciousness of life by purchasing an assault rifle. Personhood Ohio needs some extra cash for a mass mailing to promote (you guessed it) a personhood amendment on the Ohio ballot, but [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: How are we doing in the aftermath of Sandy Hook?

TweetToday’s post is technically more of a check-in than a weigh-in. But I hope in light of recent events you’ll forgive my semantic oversight. We’ve covered the Sandy Hook shooting with heavy hearts. Today, the Daily Beast and others are pointing out that our responses to the shooting have been gendered. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center [...]
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Women are perpetrators of gun violence, too

Tweet*Trigger warning* Much has been written in the wake of the Newtown tragedy about the connection between the culture of masculinity and the culture of gun violence. In the past 30 years, all but one of the past 62 mass murderers in the country who have used guns have been men.Gun makers equate gun ownership with [...]
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Brave responses to the Sandy Hook shooting

Tweethttp://youtu.be/TNHOI0apJ0Y Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut shook the nation and the world. Some are arguing than any discussion of gun violence “politicizes” the tragedy. I would argue that by avoiding the issue of gun violence we shrug off our responsibility to prevent more tragedies. Is accepting the status quo, which is extremely politicized by [...]
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Obama addresses Newtown, “Can we say we are powerless in the face of such carnage?”

TweetLast night, Obama eloquently addressed Newtown, CT and the nation, after the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday. He asked, “can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children safe from harm,” concluding, no, we are not doing enough. After recounting the four times we’ve come together during his [...]
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