Opinion

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Chaos, then inspiration after bombing

The bravery of the first responders, whether public workers, runners, fans or race volunteers, in rushing toward those who were hurt and towards the explosion, smoke and chaos is to be saluted and recognized.

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Pistorius offers another example of violence against women

On Feb. 14, an annual event highlighted the fact that one out of three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. The same day Reeva Steenkamp was killed, allegedly by Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius.

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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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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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Profits are driving force behind gun epidemic

Bushmaster, manufacturer of the semi-automatic rifle used to kill 20 small children and six teachers, is a multi-million-dollar firm.

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Systemic violence and mass shootings

While we mourn the victims of the heinous shootings in Newtown, Conn., it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on what this violence means.

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Seeking solutions to a violent society

Americans are left pondering why and wondering what if anything can be done to stop it and also, 'how did this occur, and what caused it?'

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Gene Sharp has half a recipe for revolution

I first heard of Gene Sharp from a commentator on National Public Radio. He said that he had examined the "Arab Spring" upsurges in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya  and Yemen.

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Occupy movement can win with nonviolence

In the wake of the police violence against Occupy Oakland, it's even more important for the 99% movement to employ non-violent tactics that will galvanize broad unity with the people of Oakland and nation.

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Ob-gyn doc: Fight back against sexual assault

There are more than 300,000 rape-related physical assaults against women each year in the United States. 

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