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June 25, 2015

Two Rambos, and that New Treasure Trove of Bush – Cheney White House Photos

Two Rambos, and that New Treasure Trove of Bush – Cheney White House Photos
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By Michael Shaw What's great about these images the National Archives were compelled to turn over is just how politically incorrect they are.

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June 23, 2015

I Wanted to Like that NYT Photo Essay About Growing up with Gay Parents

I Wanted to Like that NYT Photo Essay About Growing up with Gay Parents
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By Christa Olson As a parent viewing the photo essay, I felt a rush of defensiveness and worry. As a visual scholar, I wanted to understand why.

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June 22, 2015

On Pointing a Handgun Directly at Ted Cruz’s Head

On Pointing a Handgun Directly at Ted Cruz’s Head
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By Philip Perdue — These photographs make a point by turning the gun lobby's central argument back onto itself. If "more guns" is your only response to rampant gun violence, then at some point a law of averages dictates that innocent people are going to end up in the line of fire.

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June 21, 2015

Dylann Roof and His Point-and-Shoot

Dylann Roof and His Point-and-Shoot
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By Michael Shaw It's as if Roof is reminding us he wouldn't have attained anywhere near the fame and notoriety without the power and ubiquity of photography today.

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June 19, 2015

Front Pages That DIDN’T Turn the Charleston Shooter into a Poster Boy

Front Pages That DIDN’T Turn the Charleston Shooter into a Poster Boy
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By Michael Shaw We could stand for more recognition of those papers that largely ignored the perpetrator in favor of elevating the victims and affirming existing bonds.

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