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Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:30:59

President Obama speaks publicly on Trayvon Martin killing

President Obama addresses Travyon Martin killing publicly for the first time.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 05:57:52

An empty world

The continuing examinations of the life of Jared Loughner don't make me angrier, they make me sadder.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 09:39:10

Doctors optimistic about Giffords' recovery

Doctors say they are confident that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will survive the gunshot wound to her head and also optimistic she will not survive in a vegetative state.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 07:11:03

Arizona: The mental angle

David Brooks decries the discussion of political factors in the Arizona shootings. He's concluded — I don't really disagree — that the crime itself seems more likely done by a person who needed mental treatment than someone motivated by over-the-top political debate and imagery.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 07:14:57

These toxic times

As expected, the debate rages on whether angry political discourse, video games and other elements of our culture encourage action by people like the accused shooter of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whatever his motivating political philosophy (good luck with that) might be.

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