Monthly Archives: August 2019

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Max Fisher and Josh Keller of the New York Times – When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Guns and gun control, United States

Race in America 2019: Public has negative views of the country’s racial progress; more than half say Trump has made race relations worse

Pew Research Center – The public has negative views of the country’s racial progress; more than half say Trump has made race relations worse. Continue reading…

Posted in Pew Research, Racism

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid

Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois – Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise receive, court … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Controversial, Education, Parents, United States

New Orleans Searches For The Truth: Race Does Make a Difference

Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight – Cities have made great strides in reducing murders of young men. The next step will be much harder. Nationally, the murder rate among young men has fallen much more slowly than violent crime overall. The … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Death, Thought-Provoking Analysis

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern

Nikki Graff of the Pew Research Center – In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a majority of American teens say they are very or somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Guns and gun control, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States