The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now / by Stephen F. Eisenman

Fireplug and Coneflowers in the Author’s Garden, Highland Park, Illinois, 2013. Photo: The Author. Highland Park Memoirs I heard about it from my daughter, Sarah, in Chicago. “Dad, did you hear about Highland Park?” That was an ominous beginning. She continued: “There was a shooting during the 4th of July Parade. A bunch of people wereContinue reading “The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now / by Stephen F. Eisenman”

Opinion: To end gun violence we also need to end poverty / by Stephen Carnahan

Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images When I’m not feeling angry, I’m sad. When I’m not feeling sad, I’m angry.  The sadness is because of the loss of young, innocent lives. It’s so hard to watch the news and see the faces of the children in Uvalde, Texas or parade goers in Chicago. It makes meContinue reading “Opinion: To end gun violence we also need to end poverty / by Stephen Carnahan”

The Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Yesterday Shows It Isn’t Pro-Life / An Interview with Adam Winkler

A protester holds up a sign during a rally against gun violence outside the US Capitol on June 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) The Supreme Court isn’t pro-life — yesterday, it struck down a New York State law limiting who can carry concealed handguns in public, a ruling that couldContinue reading “The Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Yesterday Shows It Isn’t Pro-Life / An Interview with Adam Winkler”

At March for Our Lives, A Call for a Nationwide Strike of Schools / by Common Dreams Staff

An aerial view of large crowds are seen during the ‘March For Our Lives’ protest as they march on Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, United States on June 11, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun via Getty Images) “Avoid attending school if your leaders fail to do the job” Hundreds of thousands took to the streetsContinue reading “At March for Our Lives, A Call for a Nationwide Strike of Schools / by Common Dreams Staff”

Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: Students protest for gun reform outside the White House | Lorie Shaull/Creative Commons via Flickr Because we have a Democratic governor who once earned an A+ from the NRA while serving as a state legislator and as governor watered down the only gun safety initiative she was willing to sign (even gun rights groups endorsed it afterContinue reading “Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling”

NRA convenes in Texas as gun stocks soar on Wall Street / C.J. Atkins

Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a National Rifle Association event in 2019. Trump will be the featured speaker at the NRA’s convention in Houston this weekend. | Michael Conroy / AP The funerals haven’t even been held yet in Texas for the 19 schoolchildren and two teachers murdered at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. FamiliesContinue reading “NRA convenes in Texas as gun stocks soar on Wall Street / C.J. Atkins”