Homophobia, ISIS, insanity and weaponry

It's hard to get one's mind around the horror of the worst mass shooting in the nation's history. There seems to have been a perfect storm, with multiple factors coming together to carry out this unspeakable tragedy. How many more before elected officials take action? The shooter, an American citizen born to Afghani parents, had a …

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In remembering Newtown, only one thing matters

The Red Sox and Yankees wore insigniae commemorating the Newtown massacre and observed a moment's silence.  It was a virtually meaningless gesture.  There's only one thing that will help. And that's to do at a national level a deal like that agreed on  yesterday by Connecticut lawmakers. Although crime is generally down, in recent years, mass killings …

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