Matthew J. Parker: MMPI-5
It’s obvious to all (or damn well should be) that the background checks designed to prevent criminals and/or deeply disturbed individuals from purchasing weapons are pathetically deficient.
At Biennial Meeting, American Association of University Professors Votes to Affiliate with American Federation of Teachers
Historic partnership will strengthen both organizations and advance American higher education.
Andrea Germanos: 4th Grader Who Survived Uvalde Massacre Testifies How Shooter Told Teacher ‘Good Night’ Before Killing Her
Asked if she thought such a shooting was going to happen again at her school, Miah Cerrillo quietly nodded her head.
Michael Simms: Uvalde
The swelling and collapsing
Of a small promise more
Tentative than we knew
Maya Rossin-Slater, et al: The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them
Our research shows that despite often escaping without physical harm, the hundreds of thousands of children and educators who survive these tragedies carry scars that affect their lives for many years to come.
Baron Wormser: The Mythos of the Gun ￼
Beneath the easy-going, have-a-nice day American exterior is some serious anti-social feeling that does not wish anyone who is somehow different a nice day, that wishes them a bad day, a you-shouldn’t-exist day, an I-would-kill-you-if-I-could day.
Richard Hoffman: Uvalde, TX, 5/24/2022
That his dead
bringing him home.
Abby Zimet: Small Bodies Drop
The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, and 46% of its guns; its gun violence is soaring, with over 45,000 dead in shootings in 2020, an increase of 35%; gun violence is now the leading cause of death among young people; there have been two dozen school shootings so far this year.
Lisa Arrastia: Letter to My Student Teachers on a Day of Yet Another School Mass Shooting in America
While some will call for greater discipline, more resource officers, and paying for “threat assessments,” I will call for love and uplift you, the teachers in public pre-k-12 schools.
Abby Zimet: Teach Your Children Well
Four days before the massacre, they bought their 15-year-old son Ethan an early (and, as a minor, illegal) Christmas present: a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun.
Abby Zimet: Racism Has A Name
Everyone knows who to blame for these massacres: Trump, an accomplice to white nationalist terrorism.
Tom Engelhardt: Suicide Watch on Planet Earth
As the Flames Began to Rise, the Arsonists Appeared. As Notre Dame burned, as the flames leapt from its roof of ancient timbers, many of us watched in grim horror. Hour after … Continue reading →
Marc Jampole: What the Murders Teach Us
Antisemitism was the cause, but automatic weapons were the method. Reactions by Jews and non-Jews to the massacre of 11 people at Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh overwhelmed my … Continue reading →
Robert Reich: Why I’m Betting on Millennials, This November 6th
In my thirty-five years of teaching college students, I’ve not encountered a generation as dedicated to making the nation better as this one. Millennials (and their younger siblings, generation Z’s) … Continue reading →