Peace and Security

15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?

15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?

This March marked the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. In 2003, President George W. Bush and his advisers based their case for war on the idea that Saddam Hussein, then dictator of Iraq, possessed weapons of mass destruction — weapons that have never...

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Nurses Are Calling #TimesUp on Domestic Abuse

Nurses Are Calling #TimesUp on Domestic Abuse

Few people think of nurses like me as being on the frontlines of domestic violence prevention, but we are. Among the thousands of patients I’ve treated, I’ve seen countless women who were abused. When my decades of experience and instincts as an ER nurse prompt me to...

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Getting Real About School Safety

Getting Real About School Safety

Can we get real about school safety? Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, there have been at least 239 school shootings in the United States. 438 people were shot and injured in these shootings, and 138 people were killed. On Valentine’s...

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The Stunning New Cruelty of Immigration Enforcement

The Stunning New Cruelty of Immigration Enforcement

We've reached a cruel new phase in the U.S. government's war on immigrants without papers. And it should disturb you no matter what your views on immigration. When undocumented immigrant families are detained, they are being increasingly split up. Not only are whole...

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A ‘Good Guy With a Gun’ Isn’t Enough

A ‘Good Guy With a Gun’ Isn’t Enough

After the massacre of kindergarteners at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the gun lobby offered its usual blame-the-victims, good-guy-with-a-gun excuse: If only the teachers had been armed! This time, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, someone did have a...

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