Active shooter’ incidents on the rise

The FBI study defined “active shooters” as a person or people “actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people” in a “pop­u­lated area.” That is dif­ferent from mass shooting […]

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Sandy Hook no reason to scare kids to death: Column

With summer drawing to a close, chil­dren across America are engaged in age-​​​​old back-​​​​to-​​​​school rit­uals. For many, the start of school also involves some­thing newer — active shooter drills, possibly […]

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Sex assault surveys not the answer: Column

Dozens of col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties are reeling after having been cited by the Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment for their appar­ently lax response to alle­ga­tions of sexual assault. Mean­while, Con­gress and the White […]

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Death penalty becomes cruel and usual: Column

The Eighth Amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion pro­hibits pun­ish­ments deemed to be cruel and unusual, a stan­dard to which cap­ital pun­ish­ment does not rise, at least according to the U.S. Supreme […]

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Why mass killers need to explain their plan: Column

Thanks to a seven-​​​​minute YouTube video and a 141-​​​​page auto­bi­o­graph­ical tale of a trou­bled life, we have a fairly clear idea of why 22-​​​​year-​​​​old Elliot Rodger took to the streets of an ordi­narily tranquil […]

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