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  • After Bruen: One Nation, Under Guns

    by Ryan Busse

    "As bad as America’s gun-violence problem is, it could be about to get much worse," says former gun industry insider turned whistleblower. The selective reading of the historical record advanced by Justice Thomas's opinion would force judges to play historian to decide cases, destabilizing gun law in many ways. 



  • The Orwellian Rise of "Suicide by Cop"

    "Suicide by Cop" emerged as a descriptive phrase in the context of a crackdown on crime and an abandonment of police accountability, making a large portion of killings by officers seem natural and unavoidable. 



  • It's Time to Be Honest About the Partisan Nature of Gun Culture

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    "The national free-for-all in which we have 120 guns for every 100 people... is deeply tied to the political ideology of today’s Republican Party. It comes from the rise of Movement Conservatism under Ronald Reagan."



  • Reactionary Media are Fueling Anti-LGBTQ Violence

    by Ben Miller

    When the media give a platform to the idea that trans people living in public inherently encourages sexual abuse, violence aimed at removing them from the public will follow. The media need to take responsibility for Colorado Springs and call out icitement to violence. 



  • New Evidence about Texas's Porvenir Massacre

    Texas Rangers orchestrated the killing of 15 unarmed Mexican men and boys in a Texas border town in 1918. Monica Muñoz Martinez describes this as part of a pattern of state-sanctioned racist violence in the state, which her organization Refusing to Forget is working to commemorate. 



  • The United States of Political Violence

    From federal judges to local public health departments and school boards, violent threats against public officials are increasingly part of the political scene, according to Clarence Anthony of the National League of Cities. 



  • The Right Celebrated Bernhard Goetz as the Kyle Rittenhouse of the 80s

    by Pia Beumer

    In the context of economic turmoil, urban crisis, and racial division, a broad swath of the American public made Goetz a heroic symbol of restored white masculinity after he shot four Black teens who asked him for money on the New York subway.



  • Monica Muñoz Martinez on the Border, Violence, and Uvalde

    Michelle Garcia, journalist, essayist, Soros Equality Fellow and Dobie Paisano writer-in-residence, and Monica Muñoz Martinez, associate professor of history at the University of Texas-Austin, talk about the border security apparatus at Uvalde, and the history of violence and discrimination at the South Texas and Mexican border.