Category Archives: Armed conflict

An Honorable Marine

By Kathie MM He doesn’t know it (yet), but on this Veteran’s Day, I am honoring a particular veteran, a former Marine, Ross Caputi, for his enduring courage. I think it takes courage for any man or woman, in or … Continue reading

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What Does Social Science Tell Us About the Link Between the Presence of Firearms and Violence? Part 1

by Alice LoCicero Note from Kathie MM: this post is the first in a two-part series based on a post by Dr. LoCicero on the Psychology Today website. Part 2 will appear Friday. Another day in the US, another mass … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 3

By Deryal Yuksel Note from Kathie MM: This is the final installment of Deryal’s photo essay, which introduced us to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and  Ali, Syrian refugees who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Please look at their faces, hear their words. feel their … Continue reading

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