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  • Buffalo Shooting Exposes How History Shapes the Present

    by Chad Williams

    "Buffalo’s unique history of African American freedom, civil rights struggle and perseverance in the face of structural racism and economic neglect remind us of why Gendron targeted this particular community and why this shooting is especially heinous."



  • Don't Use Anti-Asian Violence to Throw More Money at Police

    by Crystal Jing Luo

    Business interests in Oakland have hijacked the safety concerns of Asian Americans to support arming police in service of real estate development that threatens low-income housing. 



  • The Sandy Hook Settlement Could Transform the Marketing of Guns

    by Tracy L. Barnett

    The settlement between Remington and the families of victims does not accept fault, but it does establish the dangerous connection between the marketing of guns as totems of masculinity and the damage done by young men who acquire them with ease. 



  • Blair Mountain, West Virginia Still Shows the Grip of the Coal Industry

    “It was kind of weird growing up, knowing that there was a war fought here and nobody knew about it, and there’s no monuments to it,” Professor Chuck Keeney said. Others believe the story of the mine wars has been suppressed because it challenges the image of big coal as a benevolent force in the state. 



  • Does Rittenhouse Show America's Crossed a Rubicon?

    by Jim Sleeper

    Do those applauding Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal understand the chaos that could be unleashed when (not if) armed vigilante squads feel invited to show up not just at protests but at polling places? 


  • Kyle's Tears

    by Joe Lowndes

    Kyle Rittenhouse's demeanor at trial shows the difficulty of his case; he presents a figure that normalizes and sanitizes the violent core of the vigilante movement he represents.



  • Kyle Rittenhouse is an American

    by Patrick Blanchfield

    "The impulse to reconstruct that night’s chaos as though watching a 21st century Rashomon, is a trap."


  • Will SCOTUS Force Us All to Find Out How Polite an Armed Society Will Be?

    by Jim Zirin

    The Supreme Court's oral arguments in a challenge to New York State's gun laws suggest the court is willing to defy precedent and history and assume a power that the Constitution reserves to the people and states, forcing all communities to accept the concealed carrying of firearms.