Understanding Loughner and the actions he took on that fateful day may present steps to intervening in the lives of the other Jared Loughners of the world
Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.
Have you noticed that "national conversations" are really hot right now? There seems to be a new one starting every week. And there seems to be a really simple formula for creating one.
It's only been three weeks but House Republicans are already losing momentum on health care, deficits, civility, guns, and Issa's investigations. Was Nov. 2 their high point?
This disagreement -- why civility matters -- provides a window into the dramatically different world views of liberals and conservatives that lie at the root of our current political conflicts.
Since the tragic shooting in Tucson, President Obama has been a force for healing, recovery and reconciliation. He has been a profile in understanding and empathy. He now needs to be a profile in courage.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes. Have members of Congress? Have Americans? Have you? Monet painted "Water Lilies" with diffused colors be...
Poor access to medical care jeopardizes an individual's health. But when the mentally ill or the seriously distressed can't access care, we are all at risk.
Watching The King's Speech, I couldn't help but be reminded of President Obama. What was demonstrated by his speech at Tucson was the influence a leader can have during times of crisis.
John Boehner said the right things last week. "An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve," he told us in the first statement he releas...
Hate speech doesn't pull triggers, but is particularly dangerous when consumed by unbalanced people. In my father's case, it was, I believe, left-wing hate speech that helped kill him.
If its horror can lead us to constructive change in ourselves and our society, a glimmer of silver lining might yet emerge from the attempted political assassination in Arizona.
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.
Let's start with full disclosure: I own guns, a rifle, several shotguns, and a hand gun. I am not anti-gun, and I am pro-gun control. By that I mean t...
Last week, I called on Congress to make a symbolic gesture of national unity by abandoning the traditionally partisan seating at the President's State of the Union address -- and the idea is catching on.
How the debate about rhetoric is missing the "big lesson" that must define the post-Tucson Massacre world.