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Congresswoman Giffords

Giffords Gets Big Award: 'Be Passionate. Be Courageous. Be Your Best.'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) received the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service Thursday at the Pentagon. The award serv...

Jennifer Bendery

Giffords' Husband Says Focus For Now Is Family, Not Politics | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz), said Friday he's not interested in running for public office. At least, not any...

Civility Is More Than Symbolism

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

American politics has never been a polite parlor game. The level of civility once was low enough to result in a civil war, and American political conf...

Recent Lessons In The Politics Of Fundamentalism

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Abby L. Ferber

Clearly, we have a much easier time spotting fundamentalisms "over there" than we do in our own backyards. It is time we turn that critical lens on what passes for mainstream America.

Doctor Who Aided Shooting Victims Insists He's Not A Hero

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE UPDATES Dr. David Bowman, who was shopping in the Tucson Safeway when the shooting rampage began last weekend and quickly rushed...

Brain Expert: Turn off the TV and Let Giffords Sleep

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Friends and family must set aside their ideas of who Gabrielle Giffords was and "embrace the person she will become now."

Lucia Graves

Guns In U.S. Politics: 10 Recent Examples | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the Saturday shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Peter King (D-N.Y) announced he will introduce legislation to make it illegal to bring a g...

Downtown LA's Transit-Oriented Stadium

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm not one who thinks stadiums are the best sparkplug to ignite the economy of downtown. But that a stadium, along with the restaurants in South Park and the new Broad Museum, will make downtown more happening is without question.

Lucia Graves

Black GOP Official Resigns Citing Arizona Tea Party Threats | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated: The sole black Republican Party district chairman in Arizona resigned from his post in the wake of Saturday's shooting, citing threats from t...

Don't Blame the Tea Party (at Least Not for This... )

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

As politicians of both parties fall all over themselves denying blame for the shooting of Congresswomen Giffords and decrying the toxic political envi...

Jason Linkins

Jan Brewer Leads Standing Ovation For Daniel Hernandez | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moments ago, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoke out in support of "extraordinary Arizonans who responded with professionalism and saved lives" during this ...

From 9/11/01 to 1/9/11

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Winston

What can anyone say about the events in Arizona this weekend? An assassination attempt of a public official is horrific, the senseless deaths of inno...

Understanding Tragic Loss

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Albert Imperato

By an eerie coincidence, the two works of art that I experienced before the tragic shootings in Arizona were Gustav Mahler and the movie Rabbit Hole.

The Inescapable Sadness of Political Violence in America

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

We are all desperate for an explanation of this horrific act of violence and for a rational analysis of an irrational act. It will, of course, never come, and we are left with a feeling of deep and inescapable sadness.

Lucia Graves

7 Big Events In The Federal Gun Control Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadly shooting at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's political event in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday is re-energizing gun control advocates. But Paul Helmke,...

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords And Gwyneth Paltrow Cousins: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PREVIOUSLY: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shot Saturday, allegedly by 22-year old Jared Lee Loughner, is cousins with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Roger Fried...

Arizona Is America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

I say this because Arizona is not the problem. We the people are the problem. That is, we Americans who think it is cool to engage in rhetoric, poli...

Ryan Grim

Grijalva: Palin Needs To Look At Her Own Behavior | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who represents a district adjacent to Gabrielle Giffords's, said that Saturday's shooting is a consequence of the vitrio...

Lucia Graves

Giffords, Target Of Previous Political Threats, Known For Magnetic Personality | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gabrielle Giffords, 40, has represented Arizona's 8th District since 2007 after serving in the Arizona legislature from 2001 to 2005. She took the sea...