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The Tale of Two Shootings

Back in the day, my college mid-term and final exams often had an essay question that began, “Compare and contrast…” We were asked to show our knowledge of what we had been studying by discussi...
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When You Can't Find Your Words

Trayvon Martin's parents attented the Million Hoodies March. Photo: NYMag.com It’s been almost a month since the slaying of Trayvon Martin. This particular African-American child was intentionally shot thro...
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A Desperate Need for Imagination

The world is desperately in need of imagination. I will never forget the words of an Iraqi doctor I met while I was in Baghdad as a peacemaker in 2003, protesting the “shock and awe” campaign. As the bombs ...
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Violence in the Name of Faith

I received a question from a reader recently that asked: You write a lot about the plight of the Palestinians. Do you have anything to say about the murder of the Fogel family in Israel this past month, an...