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07/22/2016 - 11:00am

    “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8-7.

    Recent events remind me of the only lasting memory remaining from having poked my head inside a long-ago gun show at the Astrodome:

    Metal detectors were at the entrance

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07/16/2016 - 5:00pm

    My first paid job at age 14 was giving tours of historic Cambridge, Massachusetts. I did a lot of research and studied hard, but I still remember the moment, mid-tour, when I forgot the year an old wall was built. Then it dawned on me: my clients didn't know,...

07/16/2016 - 4:00pm

    A new study shows that blacks and Hispanics in the U.S. are more than twice as likely as whites to "experience some form of force in interactions with police," but no more likely to experience the most "extreme use of force -- officer-involved shootings...

07/16/2016 - 3:00pm

    Given the horror of the murder of the five police officers in Dallas last Thursday, it may seem absurd or distasteful to ask whether it was a good idea to kill the sniper with a bomb mounted on a robot. Surely anything that stopped the carnage was justified in the...

07/16/2016 - 2:00pm

    Create a pro-Islamic State music video and post it on a known IS website and you could find yourself convicted of a crime, material support for terrorism. But according to a federal appellate decision issued last week, a music video featuring guns and violence can'...

07/16/2016 - 10:00am

    I cannot begin to speak to the many wrenching and challenging emotions and issues raised by the escalation of racial violence and killings. I was deeply moved by the feeling and despair in this reaction to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile from Lezley...

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