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Most School Shooters Get Guns From Home. And During COVID, The Number Of Guns In Households With Teens Spiked
In the three months from March through May 2021, an estimated 2.1 million firearms were purchased – a 64.3% increase in the expected volume.
2021 Hurricane Season Shows Low-Income Communities Face The Highest Risks In Changing Climate
The U.S. government can minimize the risks and the impact of displacement by planning and preparing for both slow- and rapid-onset events.
Critical Race Theory And The Afterlives of Slavery
America must be reminded of the glacial afterlives of slavery, without which the country as we know it would not exist.
‘Let’s Go Brandon’ And The Linguistic Jiujitsu Of American Politics
The phrase quickly took on a life of its own and provides an interesting example of how language and politics make strange bedfellows – for conservatives and liberals alike.
The Oil Industry’s Pivot To Carbon Capture And Storage—While It Keeps On Drilling—Isn’t A Climate Change Solution
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
Charlottesville
Lukashenko and Putin
Alex Jones Loses By Default In All Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuits
The fact that the parents’ claims were not fully litigated means that important issues in the law of defamation remain unresolved.
Last Week’s Local Elex Results Send Mixed Signals About Where Democratic Party Is Headed
The national political climate shaped municipal races across the country and two key issues – crime and housing – galvanized voters, but in opposite directions.
Are People Lying More Since The Rise Of Social Media And Smartphones?
Some forms of technology seem to facilitate lying more than others.
Wages Up As Americans Are Encouraged Back To Work And Into The Office
What Big Oil Knew About Climate Change, In Its Own Words
fall foliage
Mudslides
Cities Worldwide Aren’t Adapting To Climate Change Quickly Enough
Supreme Court
Ahmaud Arbery
Trial Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Scrutinize The Use—And Abuse—Of Outdated Citizen’s Arrest Laws
The defense is set to claim that the three men accused over death of unarmed Black man were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest.
Mark Zuckerberg
The Jan. 6 Committee Has The Right Idea: Now Congress Should Subpoena Zuckerberg
It’s time lawmakers take Facebook officials at their word and make clear that answering to the people’s representatives under oath is not optional.
COVID vaccines
How Many Lives Have Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data On Deaths And Vaccination Rates To Find Out
Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.
Moving Beyond America’s War On Wildfire: 4 Ways To Avoid Future Megafires
Solar panels
How The Climate Crisis Is Transforming The Meaning Of ‘Sustainability’ In Business
Businesses tend to value profit over people and planet. Climate change is forcing them to evolve.
Joe Biden
The Press Keeps Getting It Wrong: The Democrats Are NOT Divided
Just a few members out of the hundreds of Democrats elected to the House and Senate are stalling the President's agenda.
First Major Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court In Over A Decade Could Topple Gun Restrictions
This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
Reps. Liz Cheney and Bennie Thompson
Police Killings In The US Have Been Undercounted By More Than Half In Official Statistics
The systemic racism that drives police violence is a threat to public health.
The Guardian or Authority of Law, created by sculptor James Earle Fraser, rests on the side of the U.S. Supreme Court on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
US Supreme Court Gets Set To Address Abortion, Guns and Religion
As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
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