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Americas’ gun problem, in one chart – Business Insider

The Americas is the only region in the world where firearms are responsible for a majority of homicides. After two mass shootings in the span of five days — including one Wednesday in San Bernardino, California — America’s frequent rash of gun violence is again in the spotlight. And the data …

Talking ourselves into tragedy | Political Insider

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio reenacts the swearing-in of Rep. GabrielleGiffords, D-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. AP/Susan Walsh What we say matters. U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was on his way back from a barbecue in Alma on Saturday afternoon, an event very much like the 10 …