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Mary Sanchez

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  • Let's treat gun safety as a public health issue

    Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash? Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive -- everywhere. Teenagers itch to get behind the wheel, and the...
  • Humanitarian crisis at border defies right's platitudes about immigration

    Nine months ago, in the Wall Street Journal, a former Bush administration official described the sorry plight of children now streaming northward across the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are...
  • What we can do for the kidnapped Nigerian girls

    The Nigerian schoolgirls will never receive the global hero status of Malala. There are too many of them. They are nameless and faceless, with at least 270 missing, not counting the 50 lucky ones who escaped their militant Islamist captors. But they...
  • Time to get serious about sexual assault on campuses

    If there were a medal of valor for members of Congress, Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand would deserve it for their success in reforming the U.S. military. Thanks largely to their efforts, the armed services must radically change the way they...
  • Are Hispanics in danger of becoming white?

    To all those who complain that Hispanics are unwilling to assimilate, listen up. Research shows that not only do they embrace American culture, but many also buy into the convoluted messaging around race and ethnicity that has long been this country's...
  • Mental illness and guns have created a national epidemic

    Before day's end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: "Not one more!" He made this...
  • Botched execution should be death knell of capital punishment

    As fervently as some may support the death penalty by lethal injection, when the process becomes the least bit messy, most of us would prefer to hide. Oklahoma began lethal injection in America. And the state has brought the nation the latest sickening...
  • Fred Phelps was the best argument against his cause

    Fred Phelps once told me, "I'm the best friend that homosexuals have." In a way, he had a point. Although it is only now, almost 21 years later to the day and with the news of Phelps' death all over the Internet, that I'd concede it. He told me this...
  • Better gun laws needed to protect the mentally ill -- and the rest of us

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Managing Migration Vital To All Nations

    Name the country whose highest court recently declared it unconstitutional for authorities to continue jailing illegal migrants for automatic three-year terms. It's Israel. The Jewish state has long struggled with immigrants from Africa who enter...