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Why We May Be Partially to Blame

I was embarrassed to tell anyone what had happened, so I didn’t. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Let's Talk About Red Flags

When parents take the extreme step to put their own offspring in the hands of the authorities, that's reason enough for a 5150 Involuntary Psychiatric Hold. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tiananmen Square 25 Years Later

The massacre is forever etched in history as the Chinese government's response to the movement against corruption, nepotism, and censorship. Read story.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beyond Blame

We cannot afford to have any more young people raised without a social and emotional education that requires empathy as a social competency. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Culture of Misogyny in Isla Vista

A sense of entitlement to women's bodies and simultaneous contempt for women is infinitely more dangerous than mental health problems. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Trouble with SSRIs

Prescription antidepressants and other drugs are implicated in most if not all of the notorious mass shootings. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Concern for Ocean Unites Fishers and Enviros

MPAs present an amazing opportunity to enrich lives within our communities through visitation and nonconsumptive recreation. Read story.

Monday, June 2, 2014

We Paddle Out in Remembrance

We are so much more than the cumulative sum of our headlines. Read story.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

UCSB a Crazy Time

When I look back at my and my friends' university days, we are lucky to be alive. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2014

In Mourning and In Rage

School shootings — that very phrase — are part of the vernacular of American culture. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Plea for Change

But this time, it’s completely different. I heard those gunshots as they were fired behind my house. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Council Elections by Districts or At-Large?

'Why would anyone give up their right to vote for all the council seats to vote for just one?' Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Right to Grieve Untelevised

The signs to stop media coverage of memorial were to allow fellow community members to grieve untelevised. Read story.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gun Violence Must Never Be the 'New Normal'

Americans cannot allow gun violence to continue to happen in towns across the country at the frequency it is occurring. Read story.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Reagan De-revolution

For the less fortunate, cuts to social programs, smaller government, and outsize military budgets offer no relief. Read story.

Monday, May 26, 2014
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