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Christina Green

Dear Barack: Trying to be Nice, aka, Bring Back the Duel!!

Jodi Lampert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Lampert

Oh, Barack. You're such a nice guy. No matter what anyone thinks, they cannot take that away from you. I so want to be nice and fair, like you've requested.

Mark Kelly at National Prayer Breakfast: Will Something Good Come of This?

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Will something good come of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords? Hard to say, as timid public officials continue to tiptoe around the issue of gun control.

The Arizona Shooting: A Call to Action for Mental Illness

Kimberly Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kimberly Williams

We have to offer people with mental illness renewed hope and understanding. We need outreach and public education about mental illness, about the availability and effectiveness of treatment.

Laura Bassett

Boy, 9, Sells Toys To Raise $2.85 For Giffords | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nine-year-old Isaac Saldana of Tucson, Ariz., was so upset when he heard about the shootings in his hometown that he felt compelled to do something in...

Beyond Sorrow: The Resilience Of The Human Spirit

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Commonly we find resiliency through connection: to nature, to community, to inner strengths, to a sense of life bigger than the circumstances we see in front of us.

Have Republicans Changed Their Minds About Obama's Tucson Speech?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Despite the seeming cohesion across party lines, some GOP opinion makers expressed opposition to the president's national address at the Tucson memorial. Here's a sampling.

Friday Talking Points [151] -- Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To honor the fallen this week, we're going to refrain from our usual heated political rhetoric here for a change. It's only fitting, really, after su...

Goodbye/Hello 20: Second Thoughts About the Second Amendment

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

In the wake of last week's shooting in Tucson, Arizona, it is time to revisit the intent of the Second Amendment. The photo above is from outside the ...

Obama in Tucson: The Question of the Applause

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Nowadays, when we get together to "heal" after a "great trauma," do we clap for our own courage?

Why It's So Difficult To Grieve Our Children: A Prescription For Healing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What makes it so difficult to grieve our children is that when they are lost, we are lost. Hope waning, so, too, is our wonder, our gaiety, our reveling in the miracle of life, the promise of tomorrow.

Responding to Tucson's Day of Terror

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Last March I posted a column "America's Year of Living Dangerously," in reaction to the deterioration of our political debate "from rancorous to poiso...