Opinion

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#NoBillNoBreak –25 hours of history

My phone fired off notifications from Facebook and Periscope about every five minutes,  signal flares from a body of people angered by a crisis of GOP gridlock and apathy.

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The House sit-in wasn’t dumb or great, it was a beginning

One action isn't going to do it. Progressives will have to do much more to break industry's choke hold on Congress.

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Time for the NRA’s members to step up

As gun owners, blood will be on our hands if we keep selfishly doing nothing. 

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Racist terrorism in Charleston

All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.

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Quakers unite, and inspire, on gun violence

The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have an expression called "holding in the light..."

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Can Destry ride again? An essay on gun control

Reducing gun violence in modern America, is not as simple as in "Destry." But neither is it a lot more complicated!

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It’s simple: Talk, don’t shoot

It's not complicated. Less guns equals less murders. But arms sales are through the roof now.

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The Second Amendment and “insurrection”

At the Congressional hearing on legislation to curb gun violence NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre repeated the mantra of the right wing extremist movement.

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Philadelphia story: Terrible math of gun violence

Since coming to Philadelphia in 1973, I personally have known at least six parents/grandparents who have lost a total of seven children and grandchildren to gun violence.

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Fight to end gun violence is key to defending democracy

Americans are now insisting that the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right.

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