Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Gun Lobby Blames the Charleston Mass Shooting on “Gun-Free Zones”

Here’s the data showing they’re wrong. In the aftermath of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, gun rights activists and their allies in the conservative media are once again blaming “gun-free zones,” arguing that an armed … Continue reading

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About Tbilisi – Tbilisi’s deadly flood

Originally posted on Georgia About:
On the evening of June 13, a deadly flood tore into Tbilisi sweeping away houses and their inhabitants. At the time of writing, nineteen people are known to have died. The destruction caused by the…

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One Measure By Which Things Have Recently Gotten Worse

Originally posted on Dart-Throwing Chimp:
The United Nation’s refugee agency today released its annual report on people displaced by war around the world, and the news is bad: The number of people forcibly displaced at the end of 2014 had risen to…

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Terror Threatening to Be Unleashed on California Families

Originally posted on evoL =:
It is time to take the lunatics seriously. I envision it will go something like this: I am exiting a restaurant with my two vibrant and happy 12-year old sons in tow. A pleasantly dressed young…

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A Skeptical Note on Policy-Prescriptive Political Science

Originally posted on Dart-Throwing Chimp:
My sometimes-colleague Michael Horowitz wrote a great piece for War on the Rocks last week on what “policy relevance” means for political scientists who study international affairs, and the different forms that relevance can take. Among…

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What is the matter of Rachel Dolezal’s resignation?

Rachel Dolezal announced Monday morning that she has resigned her position as the Spokane NAACP President. Her announcement is below: “Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members, It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement … Continue reading

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Changing the Way We Talk To, and About, Each Other: Nation-Building and Aboriginal Abuses in Canada

Originally posted on Justice in Conflict:
A hockey team from a residential school in Maliotenam, Quebec, in 1950 (Photo: Archives Canada / PA-212964) The statistics are shocking, the numbers unbecoming of a modern, liberal, and democratic state like Canada. And…

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