Monthly Archives: December 2012

It’s the Night Before Christmas, Please Be Encouraged!

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach Image Credit: Mike Roberto One of my beloved cousins was concerned that she was not feeling or embracing some of the outward trappings of the Christmas season this year and thought it was odd. … Continue reading

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Part Two: Columbine Survivor Says No to NRA Armed Guards in Schools Plan

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVoteReach Columbine Survivor Karissa Marcum        NRA’s Wayne LaPierre (Credit:AFP/Getty) The NRA on Friday put forward what they previewed in a written statement on Tuesday as “meaningful contributions to help make sure” a tragedy like Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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Part One: A Columbine Survivor’s Perspective on Sandy Hook

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach Karissa Marcum, Columbine Survivor and American Hero A gutsy survivor of the Columbine High School massacre, Karissa Marcum, first told me her story in 2007, when she was a Washington, DC-based intern under my … Continue reading

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President Convenes Task Force to Reduce Gun Violence in a PG-13 Culture

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach President Barack Obama Announces Gun-Violence Task Force Photo Credit: Getty Images President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the formation of an interagency gun-violence task force commissioned to find solutions to curb “the epidemic of … Continue reading

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Will Chris Dodd Put Hollywood on Hold and Take a Call from Sandy Hook?

By Jim Allen,Editor, NuVote Reach President Barack Obama and MPAA CEO, Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) Photo Credit: ABC News Former Democratic US Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, in 2009-10, hit a rough patch – politically speaking and with his … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights Challenges to Preventing a Sandy Hook

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach Outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) talking to reporters Sunday outside the interfaith memorial service for the Sandy Hook victims in Newtown, CT said a “national commission on violence” should be convened to focus on … Continue reading

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#SandyHook Massacre: Is the NRA a Three-Headed Monster?

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach and Examiner.com Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Aftermath Photo Credit: Reuters In late 2008 and early 2009, I shared office space with and daily socialized, laughed, debated and broke bread with the editors of … Continue reading

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