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American Girls with American Political Dreams: Are There Any Out There Today?

How many will give serious second thought to whether life in the public domain is worth it; to whether a life in the very bull’s-eye is worth the price Gabby Giffords is now paying and Christina Green has already paid?

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President Obama Lances Toxic Political Bubble with Words of Hope and Compassion

In Tuscon, nothing could dampen the soaring spirits of a country in need of a big, rhetorical hug from President Barack Obama.

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Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Tucson shooting bears a number of weighty implications for immigration issues both in Arizona and across the nation.

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ThinkProgress: Arizona Republicans Resign Office, Fearing for Their Safety

Threats posed by an unfettered political climate of hate and violent rhetoric is not, as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin have claimed, the figment of the “left’s” imagination.  Indeed, three Arizona Republicans have now resigned office in light of threats to them from within their own party and the Tea Party and out of fear of their own and their families’ safety.

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Divergent Responses to Giffords Shooting Underscore Difficulty of Changing Political Discourse

Calls by some for collective reflection and responsibility for a political climate riven with violent language and analogies have been met with scorn by those who’ve rejected suggestions the issue should even be on the table.

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Dear Sarah Palin: A Giffords Cousin Speaks Out

Ms. Palin, if you are among those who believe that political change can come about non-violently, without hate, violence, or the threat of violence, now would be an excellent time to say so.

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(VIDEO) The Arizona Shootings: Deflection or Responsibility?

A lone gunman killed six and injured 14 in Arizona, but tacit encouragement and responsibility for such violence rests with others. Will they accept–or deflect–their share of blame?

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