Last week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual report on safety in U.S. schools, bringing our knowledge of school killings up to date for the 2011-2012 school year. Our mass media worries incessantly about the murder of children in the United States, but if you read the report you’ll learn two things.
There are many good reasons to disapprove of the 21st century war in Iraq. There are grounds of ethical integrity: the country rushed to war on the basis of lies. There are grounds of moral integrity: a third of a million people lost their lives in that war, more than 150,000 of them civilians. There […]
Why do we have wars? It isn’t because of elite psychopaths. It’s because of different choices we all make every day. […]
If you are not represented by one of the above members of the U.S. House of Representatives, contact the office of your member of Congress through the switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask my your U.S. Representative isn’t willing to support H.R. 2268, to stand against violence against children in schools. […]
Steve Platy writes in response to an article showing that crime hasn’t worsened in Minneapolis since Somalis’ arrival:
“What you would find is that Minneapolis did indeed, still experience a moderate drop in crime between 200 and 2012.
But that is only half-relevant to this article because they primary Somali refugee community is in St […]
That Pope Francis believes that it is beautiful and dignified for a father to violently strike his own children shows that he is in no position to serve as a hero for American liberals. […]
After the murder of people working at a magazine that published blasphemous cartoons of Islam’s prophet Mohammed, has blamed the magazine for the attack. Making an analogy between a blasphemous cartoon of Mohammed and an insult against his mother, the Pope warned that, “If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my […]
Signs reading “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” have sprung up in demonstrations offline and online around the world in the wake of a shooting in which two brothers shot and killed 12 people working for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The meaning intended by carriers of the “Je Suis Charlie” sign […]
It’s a common claim that religions around the world teach the wisdom of forgiveness.
MoneyMatters101 writes, “Every major world religion teaches that forgiveness is necessary and important. Forgiveness is truly a universally accepted principle and provides common ground for love, acceptance, harmony and true happiness.”
“All major religions teach the necessity of forgiveness,” writes Help […]
“US woman accidentally shot dead by son, two, in Idaho Wal-Mart,” the BBC writes in a news headline today.
The woman in question had a handgun. She put it in her handbag. Before she put the handgun in her handbag, she put bullets into the handgun. When she put the handgun in her handbag, […]
Let us speak of the power of faith.
This week, in the city of Varanasi, India, two Hindu priests met on the street and got into an argument about who had the most followers. They soon started yelling at each other. Then, one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other one dead, […]