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.
Doesn't the issue of gun control require a consideration of what is right rather than merely our constitutional right to bear arms? Does justice really care which political party ushers her in?
The murderer of little children wore combat gear. What war was he fighting? Who was his enemy? Who gave him his marching orders and high-powered weapo...
The old NRA argument is that guns don't kill people, people kill people. The truth however, is so much more straightforward: people with guns can kill a lot of people.