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Free Country

Permitless carry and the new gun-rights extremism

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State of the Art

From “Sources of Life,” which was published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Point. Jackson’s essay “Prayer for a Just War” appeared in the June issue of Harper’s Magazine.…

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The Sound of Vibrance

From posts on DQN Today, a Japanese website that allows users to drop pins on neighborhood maps and note noise or other disturbances. Translated from the Japanese. Several families are…

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When Children Die

Tragedies in the margins of history

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Pillar of the Community

From public comments sent to government officials in Atascadero, California, where a ten-foot, two-hundred-pound monolith appeared in December and was torn down by a Christian group a day later. The…

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Fighting Words

Ever since a New York Times newsroom revolt over a controversial op-ed, American media—if not American society at large—has been engaged in another round of debate about the limits of…

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When Life Gives You Lemon

From FCC complaints filed between 2016 and 2017 that allege inappropriate behavior by CNN host Don Lemon. The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published…

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As of this writing, the United States, which has 4.2 percent of the world’s population, accounts for nearly 30 percent of total COVID-19 mortalities. Among Americans, a common response to…

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From a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting held on June 2 using Zoom, a videoconferencing platform, which lasted seven hours. Richard Tefank is the executive director of the commission, Mike…

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August 2020

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