Story of the Week: Crime Concerns at 4-Year High Amid Surge in Violence

Amid a recent surge in violent crime and shootings, Americans' concerns about crime are at a four-year high. An ABC News / Washington Post poll conducted in June found that 59% of Americans believe crime is an “extremely” or “very” serious problem. At least 150 people were killed in...
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When Selective Outrage Takes Over Congress

I’ll admit that I have little use for Marjorie Taylor Greene. Similarly, I’ve never thought that highly of Maxine Waters either. Both represent an ideologically extreme and unnecessarily combative approach to representative governance that I find counterproductive. As a result of their...
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Story of the Week: Minnesota Officer Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. As the trial of George Floyd's alleged killer continues in Minneapolis, demonstrations and unrest broke out just miles away in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after another black man, 20-year-old Daunte Wright, was...
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Story of the Week: Mass Shootings Revive Debates on Gun Control, Racism

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. A series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17 that left eight people dead was followed by another mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday in which 10 people were killed. The Atlanta shooting sparked...
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Value of Nonviolence Shared by Democrats and Republicans

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Of his many profound legacies, one is his longstanding commitment to political nonviolence to achieve social change. That goal to avoid political violence may seem threatened in America...
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Story of the Week: Congress Confirms Biden's Victory; 4 Dead After Capitol Chaos

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory early Thursday after tallying states' Electoral College votes. Shortly after, President Donald Trump released a statement saying "there will be an orderly...
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