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Facing Reality

Suppose that tomorrow ISIS releases a video to all the major television networks in the United States. In the video we see a man wearing a black balaclava which covers his entire head except for his eyes. Speaking with a slight southern American...

A Tragic Situation With No Easy Solution

No one likes to use the word “impossible” when referring to a situation today, especially a tragic situation involving a school shooting. But how do we prevent shootings at schools when they are done by underage students with no history of mental...

A Different Kind of School Choice

The following is a fictitious letter… Dear Parents, The tragic events in a Florida high school have inspired the Mastodon School District to evaluate its security procedure to ensure the safety of your children. In this process, we have...

The Roots of Mass Murder

Since the beginning of this century, 36 mass shootings in 22 states have claimed the lives of 388 people. Although this number is less than the number of murders in the City of Chicago alone—500 every year—the randomness of mass shootings makes them...

When Prayer Becomes Propaganda

At first glance, the prayer that Father James Martin, S.J. recently published in America, the magazine he edits, seems a heartfelt petition. On closer reading, however, it is more a political statement framed as a prayer. To be sure, it contains...

Why Gun Control Is Not The Solution

You won’t learn it from mainstream media coverage, but the idea that tighter gun control will cure the nation’s epidemic of mass shootings is as bogus as Manti Te’o’s girlfriend. Why is gun control not the solution? Because guns are not the problem...

Planes, Cars, And Guns

On September 11, 2001, three passenger planes were deliberately flown by Muslim terrorists into crowded buildings with the intent of killing as many people as possible.  Of course, two of the buildings were the Twin Towers, and the third was the...

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