In OtherWords: March 7, 2018

In OtherWords: March 7, 2018

Would armed guards in schools prevent mass shootings? This week in OtherWords, my colleague Karen Dolan surveys the evidence and concludes: unfortunately, no. In fact, she points out, there are thousands upon thousands of armed guards employed by public schools...
In OtherWords: February 28, 2018

In OtherWords: February 28, 2018

The “good guy with a gun” argument got another real world test during the Parkland, Florida school shooting — and it failed. An armed school deputy on the scene failed to engage the shooter, instead hiding outside with others escaping the violence. This...
In OtherWords: February 21, 2018

In OtherWords: February 21, 2018

Another week, another mass shooting, another gun control debate. With brave survivors from Florida pushing hard against politicians in thrall to the gun lobby, maybe this time will be different. But one familiar element is the inevitable discussion of mental illness....
In OtherWords: February 14, 2018

In OtherWords: February 14, 2018

The White House released its budget proposal this week, and the numbers are more of the same: huge cuts to popular programs like food stamps, Medicare, and Social Security, and a huge boost for military contractors — all while driving up the deficit. Policies like...
In OtherWords: February 7, 2018

In OtherWords: February 7, 2018

It’s the week before Valentine’s Day. And as my colleague Josh Hoxie writes, working families aren’t getting much love from Washington. This week in OtherWords, he recounts an unbelievable story about House Speaker Paul Ryan boasting that a...
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