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But if I were a betting man, I’d put my money on leaders who understand the complexity of the American gun problem and can separate their policy ideas from their visceral reactions, rather than on leaders who chalk it all up to a dearth of common sense.
Effective gun control will require new strategies around the country. But more fundamentally, America needs integrated economic, legal, and social solutions to the deep-seated racial disparities that are at the root of urban violence around the country.
As classmates and peers, the least we can do is to step beyond the judgments in our minds—“ugh, here goes the annoying public service evangelist” or “ugh, I guess you sold your soul”—and help each other make intentional choices throughout the process.
Harvard could allocate more funding to the Square’s three homeless shelters and help develop the necessary programs to get homeless individuals on their feet. Harvard could also help in terms of housing.
Maybe this time you’re not just pretending. Maybe you sing the theme song on the way to class and the trees and the bricks and the stained glass start to feel like home. And all the brown people, all the queer people, even the ones you don’t get along with, even the ones who you’re intimidated by, even the one’s you don’t know and who don’t care to know you, are here to save the day.
Boehner reminded me that while many politicians may be craven and opportunistic—and the political system might not be all that I thought it was in 2008—few things beat politics when it works
In a predetermined blowout, especially on a cold evening, the rules of spectatorship change.
We should think about death as brilliantly and deeply as we think about life.
Hanaa Masalmeh delves into the origins and continuing enigma of hipster culture
Dee Asaah breaks down the writing process described by Stephen King.
By the time I successfully sidestepped the growing swarm of customers, I’d found the 24-year-old entrepreneur I’d been looking for. And after we embraced, I saw that her shirt announced “The Time Is Meow.”
If one is going to criticize Kim Davis primarily on the grounds that she undermined the rule of law—like White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest did—one also needs to criticize Obama’s unilateral decisions to revise immigration policy, the federal government’s tolerance of heterodox state marijuana laws, and a host of other actions.