It seems only right that members of Congress should be as safe as the average child they represent. If you truly believe gun proliferation, not gun control, is the best way to combat gun violence, remove the metal detectors from the Capitol and don't bring them back until you've changed your mind.
We should follow the lead of another group of outraged women, Mother Against Drunk Drivers, and, if nothing else, make owning a gun as socially unacceptable as driving drunk. Both can kill.
One person never mentioned on Republican Congressional candidate and Air Force Colonel Martha McSally's campaign website is her ex-husband and fellow ...
In just the past week, we've been regaled with the supposedly startling revelations that: Halle Berry and Sarah Palin are cousins; Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are related; Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Ryan Gosling and Celine Dion are all cousins. My reaction to all this: Yawn.
Civility requires a commitment to truth, as well as compassion. Like a dysfunctional family, a society that fosters disingenuousness and punishes directness will not be able to make good decisions.
Every time another mass shooting happens in the United States, the debate over gun control comes fleetingly to the forefront -- until political fear paralyzes courage and action.
In our post 9/11 world Sikhs have been victims of an increasing number of hate crimes, school bullying and workplace discrimination. Have we been systematically desensitized so that the default for a turban and a beard translates to a potential terrorist?
Rain and fear on a summer afternoon. Could a defibrillator really look like a bomb? Of course not, you say. But still we worry and wonder.
As individuals, we can comfort those who survive and mourn those who are lost. As a nation, however, we can put into practice what I first suggested in the wake of the atrocity in Tucson: Do not speak his name.
We must revive the ban on assault weapons in America. Arming ourselves is not a solution; it is a defeat. We must demand action to defend the domestic tranquility against a gun industry, lobby and culture that now pose a clear and present danger.
There doesn't seem to be a way out of this conundrum for the Democratic Party. To get enough power to enact gun control, Democrats must not run on their support for gun control. Catch-22.
This is a culture with too much anger, too little reflection, and too many guns. Hopefully, this time around will be different.
Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.
For CNN and Fox News, the race seems to be not who got it first, but who got it worst with the Supreme Court ruling.
Prior to the November presidential election, there are only two instances this year where actual voters will cast ballots in elections that could prov...