I believe in the power of social media for spreading news, sharing ideas and having conversations. But for all of us who use social media, it is incumbent upon us to balance speed with common sense and sound judgment.
The Second Amendment -- elevated to a state of holiness, its problematic comma debated for decades and "resolved," for the moment, by the Supreme Court -- is a relic. It made sense when it was written. It does not make sense now.
The killings at a lower school in Newtown are inexplicable. How could anyone commit such evil? The deaths of these innocent children, who were robbed of their precious and promising lives, must be a turning point for this country. It is time to act.
Pop was a teacher when I was a kid. My brothers and I watched him work late into the night grading papers and writing college recommendations. He visi...
As we grieve with the families, I hope the school massacre in Connecticut is the tipping point; the final massacre that lands like the last snowflake on an avalanche of change
Never let assertions of the so-called "sanctity" of the Second Amendment bully you into thinking it guarantees unregulated weapon ownership. It does not.
It seems that we, the society, have become accustomed to the ever increasing uncontrollable violence all over the continent, but on this occasion it h...
Sadly, this tragedy reminds us of the need to do whatever it takes to ensure schools are safe sanctuaries for all students and staff, and provide environments focused on teaching and learning.
Reassurance is what a child needs during this time. Reassurance that Mommy and Daddy aren't leaving them. Reassurance that law enforcement is doing everything to prevent similar crimes, and reassurance that there are more good people in the world than evil.
I have been in tears many times since Friday afternoon. I am holding my own children tighter; I am sure you are as well.
On Friday, the heroism and generosity of teachers and school staff in Newtown became apparent to us all.
Mr. President, you are our Mufasa. You cannot say that "each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent." Let us -- the mothers, fathers and teachers -- react as parents but you must react as a President.
It not entirely clear whether tighter gun laws would prevent mass shootings. It is matter we need to weigh. Regardless what decision we make, if we can find a way through this debate to grow into the adults this country needs then the effort will not have been wasted.
There are constructive uses for firearms as tools, but the liberties in that domain long ago eclipsed their legal and philosophical rationale. Please, America: please be angry.
I remember July 18, 1984 really well. I was at camp in Maine -- ironically, at the shooting range -- when someone shared the outside-world news that a man had shot people at a McDonald's in California.
Remember the 20 children who died in Newton Connecticut.