Colman McCarthy directs the Center for Teaching Peace, a Washington non-profit.

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Smartphones are damning us into addiction

Whatever positives these tiny-touch screens may have brought to their users in the past two decades, the negatives are mounting.

While the NRA lines pockets, students' fears of gun violence surge

I asked my students to reflect on the country's gun mania. Their answers spoke volumes about the anxieties of their daily lives.

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Yes, The Washington Post is praiseworthy, but we can't forget its role in war

In light of accolades for the movie "The Post," as with all corporations, and each of us as individuals, it's important to remember that The Washington Post itself was and is a mix of favorables and failings. I worked for the paper  from 1969 to 1997.

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Gene Sharp, committed to nonviolence, fought fire with water

Gene Sharp's research and analysis of nonviolence became the battery that energized the drives of activists who brought down some of the world's most ruthless dictators

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