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My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it

On Air Shooting

Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since then, I have stated in numerous interviews with...

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Will a killing force an immigration fix?

The family of Kathryn Steinle, who was killed in July in San Francisco, announced this week that it is suing San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and...


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Horror on repeat

In the days since their 24-year-old daughter was gunned down last week in Virginia, Andy and Barbara Parker have emerged as powerful advocates for gun control. They...


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Healing the nation's wounds

SAN FRANCISCO — We have a choice to make. We can look at both violence and racism as scourges that all of us must join together to fight. Or we can turn...


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Republicans and racial fears

After the 2008 presidential election, it was obvious that American politics was entering a new era in which race would figure less than it had before. For the first...


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What the oath of office means to clerk Kim Davis

What’s in an oath? That fascinating question arose as part of a crusade by Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis to seek a religious exemption from issuing...




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A disturbing portrait of Teach for America

CHICAGO — After all the media fawning over the nonprofit Teach for America, there are some veterans of the program who are now telling a different story....


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Carson can bump Trump, if media helps

Just as everyone decided Donald Trump would lead the Republican presidential polls for the next several months, Ben Carson tied him for the lead in an Iowa survey...


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Fiorina may find center stage uncomfortable

There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate. Few in the party say the former Hewlett-...


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A revealing clue why Trump is popular

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to...


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'Cadillac tax' portion of Affordable Care Act is the next target

The Affordable Care Act served dessert first, offering subsidized health coverage across the country before some of its less popular provisions were scheduled to...


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Horror on repeat

In the days since their 24-year-old daughter was gunned down last week in Virginia, Andy and Barbara Parker have emerged as powerful advocates for gun control. They...


Healing the nation's wounds

SAN FRANCISCO — We have a choice to make. We can look at both violence and racism as scourges that all of us must join together to fight. Or we can turn...