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Homeland security means keeping assault weapons off our streets

In just the past four months, incidents in Orlando, Dallas, Minnesota, New York and New Jersey have brought into sharp focus the complex, diverse, and confounding nature of the “lone wolf” threat.  Those who are inspired to carry out such...

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The disorderly order of presidential succession

In the upcoming television series Designated Survivor, a massive terrorist attack elevates an obscure Cabinet Secretary to the Presidency. In real life, there is a far more likely and highly troubling presidential succession scenario....

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A better way to police

A man with schizophrenia barricaded himself inside his apartment after breaking into a neighbor’s house. Instead of breaking down his door, responding officers instead used their new mental health training to deescalate the crisis.

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On the Dakota Access Pipeline, let’s stick to the facts

Any large infrastructure project will generate some opposition, and that is understandable. Progress is often initially challenged; eventually, though, calm and respectful dialogue usually brings supporters and opponents together to find common...

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