Causes and solutions

This article was published March 14, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Dear editor: Watching, listening and reading "fixes" to mass school shootings have instead shown me that, as in medicine, symptom relief rather than cure is the focus. The same is true in the "drug war." The United States has become the world's leader in fighting symptoms while the causes go unchecked. The focus of symptoms is on feelings: stop the feelings and supposedly the problems will depart.

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