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Alex Johnson
Community members in Uvalde, Texas, embrace each other at a vigil on Wednesday for the 21 victims of the mass shooting at Rob Elementary School.

Gun violence is a disease. Health care can help.

The strategy is always to manage the most acutely affected, reduce the likelihood of further contamination, study the condition to understand its most dangerous characteristics, and begin to look for a cause.

Stephen Kinzer

Republicans return to their roots as the antiwar party

Since the Vietnam era, Americans have come to expect antiwar rhetoric from liberal Democrats. Cancel that.

SCOT LEHIGH
The floating pools in Paris's Bassin de la Villette waterway have provided an in-lake swimming spot, but some locals are reluctant to take the plunge.

Doubts dog a Paris-prompted vision for swimming in Boston

Pool reporting gets dirty in the City of Light.

Joan Vennochi
A family grieves outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.

We live with the carnage of gun violence because that’s what America wants

Not all Americans believe in the right to massacre our fellow citizens — just enough to elect and reelect representatives who reflect that value system in Washington, and will stop any federal measures to limit who can acquire a military-style assault weapon without background checks for mental health issues.

David Hogg and John Rosenthal
Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting on Tuesday, in Uvalde, Texas.

When it comes to gun control, our children are Generation Abandoned

Common-sense gun safety legislation routinely dies in the US Senate because of the filibuster. The Biden administration could get around the filibuster through executive orders, such as the recent one on ghost guns.

JEFF JACOBY
Voters fill out their ballots in the Georgia primary at the Metropolitan Library on May 24.

Georgia voters expose the ‘Jim Crow’ smear as a lie

Early voting in the state’s primary election broke every previous record.

RENÉE GRAHAM
A guard holds the door as Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, walks out of the West Wing of the White House on May 25, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

America let George Floyd’s death fester in vain

Two years after Floyd’s murder by police, the ‘racial reckoning’ faded faster than all those Black Lives Matter signs.

Mitchell Zuckoff

Is cryptocurrency a Ponzi scheme?

Crypto believers reject the accusation by citing the relative transparency of the currencies’ methods and the absence of deception. Detractors say the lack of underlying assets or government backing qualifies crypto for the Ponzi duck test.