Editor’s Note: After reading the comments, it became apparent that more than a few people were misinterpreting the point of this piece. The author has now reworded the graphic for clarity. His original intent was certainly not to make light of mass murder. It was to show the absurdity of the NRA’s position that arming the population is a better solution to gun violence than any type of gun regulation that keeps weapons of mass murder out of the hands of civilians.
Wednesday, Feb 21 - It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.
Tuesday, Feb 20 - On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.
Monday, Feb 19 - In a letter to the editor, Joe Crochmal writes: "...in our world of sensationalized celebrities and public leaders, W. E. B. Du Bois serves as a shining example of how one passionate and motivated individual, from humble beginnings, can drive change in the world..."
Sunday, Feb 18 - I still can remember an Orchard Street of the ‘40s and ‘50s where my mother took me, a resentful 12 year old, shopping.