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I got a lovely note from Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday:
I got a lovely note from Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday. “Imposing the death penalty is a heavy responsibility.” Not a responsibility he’d ever have to put on his narrow shoulders, fortunately,...
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I keep coming back to the detail of this group of people sitting for an hour of Bible study with their killer:
After spending the day reading about reactions to last night’s terrorist attack at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, I keep coming back to the same detail: For an hour, a group of black...
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Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser on Judaism and the Death Penalty, in 1960:
“Only God has the right to take life. When the state allows itself to take life, it sets an example which the criminal distorts to his own ends. It proves to him that man may take into his own hands...
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Nebraska GOPer opposing Dreamer rights uses racial slur in front of fourth grade class:
““The progressives have attempted to take our state and make it like California, make it like New York, make it like all the progressive, leftist states: soft on illegal immigration, driver’s license...
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This is every day in America, where the gun you imagine will protect you from everything you're so scared of might as well be a ticking bomb:
“According to court records, Hernandez was in another room of the apartment “practicing form in front of the mirror and the gun … accidentally went off and went through the mirror and the wall and...
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This might be the best example of gunsplaining in recent memory:
This might be the best example of gunsplaining in recent memory. It’s one gun enthusiast’s response to my post about the local dad who pulled a gun on another parent … in front of kids in an...
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This gun lobbying group's new Facebook ad basically says, “We’re openly advocating for unsafe use of guns":
This Facebook ad for the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association basically says, “As an organization, we’re openly advocating for the unsafe use of firearms. Not only do we actively lobby your...
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Hey! You there! Yes, you.

You can now preorder the paperback of my heroism book!
It will ship next month and it's more than 60% less expensive than the hardcover version.

If you preorder it now, I promise I'll write a thoughtful inscription in every copy you put in front of me.
Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero [Ari Kohen] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <P>The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act heroically and wh...
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Some personal reflections on today's historic vote to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska:
I was born in Detroit, Michigan and I grew up in Windsor, Ontario. I went to college in East Lansing, Michigan. So, for the first 21 years of my life, I lived in states or countries that had abolished...
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A 14-year-old pulls out a handgun in a dispute outside a mall...but, of course, the parent who owns that gun won't face charges for failing to keep it out of a kid's hands:
Two interesting questions not addressed anywhere in the article because they might make people uncomfortable: • From where did a 14 year old get a handgun? • What charges will be faced by the parent...
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This Mother’s Day, get Mom what the NRA knows she really wants ... the power to kill another human being:
Forget flowers! This Mother’s Day, get Mom what the NRA knows she really wants … the power to kill another human being.
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USA! USA! An unintentional child shooting every 36 hours:
“According to a newly launched index by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America called #NotAnAccident, as of May 4, there have been at least 80 unintentional shootings...
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