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Opinion: Mass killers should be denied notoriety they crave

An orgy of mutual disgust now greets every mass shooting in America. Liberals despise conservatives who, they predict, will offer only insipid “thoughts and prayers” in the face of what they conceive to be preventable massacres. Conservatives scorn liberals who, they believe, will propose “feel-good” gun measures that would...
Editorial: Our kids are dying. It’s time to end NRA’s grip on our laws.
Editorial: Our kids are dying. It’s time to end NRA’s grip on our laws.

On Wednesday morning, Alyssa Alhadeff was, in her mother’s description, “a talented soccer player, an incredible creative writer, and all she had to offer the world was love.” Nicholas Dworet was a hard-working swimmer with a scholarship to the University of Indianapolis. Carmen Schentrup was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist...
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POINT OF VIEW: Protecting my daughter from a lonely man with a gun
POINT OF VIEW: Protecting my daughter from a lonely man with a gun

My daughter points to the gunman and asks, “Is that a bad man?” We watch the terrible news unfold at the school shooting just minutes away, not realizing Blair has entered the living room. I stare at her green eyes. It’s a yes-or-no question. But it’s not simple. Or concrete, like when we play Candyland and you pick the Lollipop...
Letters: Ban assault rifles; children’s deaths ‘cry out for justice’
Letters: Ban assault rifles; children’s deaths ‘cry out for justice’

Editor’s note: Readers have reacted vehemently to the mass shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We received more than 100 letters by Friday afternoon; virtually all demanded stronger gun laws. * The National Rifle Association and all our politicians will offer their condolences, their sympathies, their prayers and their...
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