Early this morning, a gunman killed 12 people and injured 59 –a total of 71 gunshot victims, a record– at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colorado. The alleged shooter, James Eagan Holmes, used two devices to ignite smoke or gas in the theater, before opening fire with three firearms: a
Mr. Brasch’s recent piece on Memorial Day read like an apologia to the Obama administration’s Afghanistan policy, and unfortunately did not seize the opportunity to engage in critical inquiry on an important issue. How might we celebrate Memorial Day in such a way as to improve our critical understanding of violence in the world?
by Walter Brasch “If it bleeds, it leads” is local TV’s aphorism that dictates its belief that fires, car crashes, and shootings lead off the nightly newscast. These stories, of course, are more “visual” and easier to cover than poverty, worker exploitation, and the health care crisis. But, now and then, it’s hard to find