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Training Day

We look at our kids and think, it seems only yesterday you were a babe in arms. We know how fast it happens. At the same time, now in pockets all over the world, we are horrified to see pistols and AK-47s being placed in the tender hands of ten year olds, aimed at us. 236 more words


Let’s explore silence

To place the amygdala response of silence in context to last week’s post we should start with a working definition. Silence, in this context, refers to a person’s tendency to withhold information in order to establish or maintain the peace. 1,110 more words


A new chapter in the cycle of fear and barbarism

A decade ago, the war on terror seemed to be all the news media talked about, with the narrative of the day casting al-Qaeda as the big bad wolf preying on Little Red Riding Hood. 707 more words


What everyone gets wrong about the link between climate change and violence - Updated by Brad Plumer on November 15, 2015, 10:20 a.m. ET

During the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday night, CBS moderator John Dickerson brought up the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and then asked Bernie Sanders if he still believes climate change is our greatest national security threat. 344 more words

Democratic Party

Europe Will Unite Against Security Threats - By SIMON NIXON Nov. 15, 2015 6:44 p.m. ET

The forces that bind together the EU are stronger than those threatening to rend it

The last time Islamic terrorists attacked Paris, they brought Europeans closer together. 366 more words


Dear Paris 

Dear Paris,
It hurts to see you cry,

Because we have bled blood and tears too

Sometimes unheard but not uncounted

But mostly, I mourn for you because your loss is a loss to mankind. 247 more words