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Gun fight over the Second Amendment

Gun fight over the Second Amendment

Several high-profile cases in the past three years have revived and reshaped the debate over Americans’ right to bear arms. Most recently, the Supreme Court in 2008’s District of Columbia v. Heller struck down a law banning handguns in the nation’s capitol. But the battle has been going on for centuries. And no wonder – [...]

Incivility and the Antichrist: how far is too far?

Incivility and the Antichrist: how far is too far?

Incivility in politics is nothing new, but is it reaching a new low? President Obama’s fundraiser at the House of Blues last night was interrupted by a heckler who stood in front of the president’s podium and shouted, “You’re the antichrist!” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

1493 – When worlds collided

1493 – When worlds collided

Though populated by numerous indigenous peoples, the pre-Columbian “new world” was geographically isolated from more advanced European civilization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

From war orphan to Hollywood icon

From war orphan to Hollywood icon

He was born on a French battlefield during the first World War. Starting life as an orphan, his journey to Hollywood led to starring roles in nearly two dozen blockbuster silent films. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Marijuana and crime: do they go hand and hand?

Marijuana and crime: do they go hand and hand?

Conventional wisdom often dictates that drugs and crime go hand-in-hand, but a new report by the RAND corporation calls into question that logic, at least when it come to marijuana. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Guilty verdict in the "Irvine 11" case

Guilty verdict in the "Irvine 11" case

The jury spent days deliberating in the case of 10 students (11 were originally charged, but one of those cases was dropped) accused of disrupting a speech at UC Irvine by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. The case has stoked a spirited debate about free speech not just in the courtroom, but on [...]

National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day

This holiday, founded by Jeff Rubin, encourages world wide literacy and reminds Americans that “a semicolon is not a surgical procedure.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The millennial generation (born 1982–2003) is America’s newest civic generation

The millennial generation (born 1982–2003) is America’s newest civic generation

In their 2008 book, Millennial Makeover, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais argued that the Millennial Generation would change American politics for good. Later that year, a huge surge of participation from young voters helped to launch Barack Obama into the White House. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

“We Were Here”

“We Were Here”

The documentary “We Were Here” tracks the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic in the Castro district (the gay Mecca) of San Francisco that began in the mid-1970s. The film follows the personal and emotionally compelling stories of some of the people who lived through tumultuous time. We watch as they express the pain of loss [...]

Charges in the Kelly Thomas case

Charges in the Kelly Thomas case

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has announced charges against two of the six Fullerton police officers in conjunction with the death of homeless schizophrenic man Kelly Thomas in July. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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