The following are the initial replies I received after answering the question, 'Where are you from?" "I'm so sorry," (three times), "Oh my God!!" (once), "Oh no," (twice). You see, I live in Newtown, CT. That was all that needed to be said.
With the last few days of the year quickly flying past, I think it's safe to say many of us are feeling a bit wistful, compiling a mental list of our regrets and resolutions for the New Year. Whatever our losses in 2012 or our fears in facing 2013, we have seen the bravery that is possible.
The Second Amendment was apt for its day, a shrewd mix of freedom ("the right to keep and bear arms") and duty (the "well-regulated militia" clause). But it was meant for the realities of American life over two centuries ago.
We want the gun control debate to happen today, in the thick of this latest tragedy, if only for the sake of preventing the next one.
On Friday, the NRA issued a brief statement that LaPierre would hold a press event the following day, thus ending its week-long silence. At the appointed time, reporters and camera operators flocked to LaPierre's speech like a herd of sheep waiting for their daily feeding.
I don't know about you, but as sick as I felt last weekend, I get every bit as ill all over again each time I see a picture of that freaking asshole who decided that since his life sucked, it gave him the right to shoot a bunch of innocent kids.
The following aired on NPR's All Things Considered. By Davina La'Shay I was sad when I heard about the 26 innocent people who were killed at the scho...
Mr. President we can do this now if you lead the fight.
Msgr. Weiss became the face of compassion to victims' families, to parishioners, townspeople, and, through the media, the entire world.
By: Robyn Gee School districts all over the country took a hard look at their school safety plans this week in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy...
If you look to the astrology in the sky you know we live in very troubled times. The astrological aspects occurring now may explain it all, even though understanding them offers little relief or comfort, especially after last week's killing spree in Connecticut.
As you hug your own children, please start taking personal ownership of what you are doing to everyone else's kids.
Every day, Save the Children responds to children and families in need here in the United States and around the world, but we often get the most attention for our work in far-flung communities. I never expected to be deploying to a crisis in my own backyard.
Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio By: Denise Tejada Over 130 cars full of Oakland, Calif. residents lined up as early as 6 a.m. this past Sa...
Indeed, if TIME magazine were to pick its Persons of the Year, it is hard to imagine that Victoria Soto and Dawn Hochsprung would not make the cut.
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.