Opinion: News media exaggerate terrorism threat
Terrorism is generally defined as the use of violence against random innocents intended to generate fear and emotions that further the terrorists' political goals. In America, where the actual risk of terrorism is low, our fear and emotions also are shaped – and distorted – by how the news media cover terrorism and how politicians talk about it.Read More
GOP and Dems fight over Orlando response
Well before law enforcement has settled on a motive for Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the political debate started pitting “radical Islamic terrorism” against “gun control.” With 49 people killed and 53 injured, this was the deadliest event mass shooting in American history.Read More
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