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Gabrielle Giffords Shooting

Arizona Shootings: Our Moment of Silence Needs to Be Followed by More Than Just Lowered Voices

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

There are always going to be unbalanced people, just as there are always going to be viruses in our environment -- but what most determines whether those viruses make us sick is the strength of our immune system.

The New Vitriol-Free Cable News Network

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

8:00am - Turn Vitriol into Vitri-LOL! 12:00pm - Listening Politely But Not Actually Listening with Dr. Sanjay Gupta 5:00pm - Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann Swap Photos of Puppies in Baskets

Jason Linkins

How Will 'The Daily Show' Respond To This Weekend's Tragedy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tonight will be an interesting moment, in terms of how firmly Stewart reclaims the mantle of "sanity" and pushes the momentum of his rally.

"A Good Way To Get Rid Of Dems"

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- A friend of an old friend on Facebook this weekend characterized Saturday's shooting as, "a good way to get rid of Democrats." How...

Don't Politicize Arizona

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

We cannot allow the acts of a few to shake our nation. Arizona, was not the fault of the right, left, or anywhere in between. In fact, we may never know what truly caused the events of last Saturday.

First Amendment Remedies: Hey, Sarah, Refudiate This

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

In the process of identifying the problem, we should take care not to create a new narrative that in turn demonizes others and thus continues the cycle of escalating antipathy.

Denouncing Violent Rhetoric, the Sheriff Gets it Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Nobody but Loughner can be blamed for Saturday's violence. But that does not absolve any of us from the duty to consider the impact of our words and to approach political discourse with honesty and responsibility.

An Attack On The Soul Of The Nation

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Gabby is always engaging, but never polarizing, and was the least likely person to be targeted by an angry man. But she was. In the midst of tragedy and violence, I believe every Christian must ask themselves: "How am I responsible?"

Words Have Consequences

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

We have to turn down the volume and return to something that sounds old fashioned but is fundamental to democracy -- it's called civil discourse.

Arthur Delaney

Arizona Shooting Victims Were 'Very Devoted' High School Sweethearts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don and JoAnn Newland met their neighbors George and Dorothy Morris when the couple moved to their Oro Valley, Ariz. retirement community in the late ...

It's Not a Game: Sarah Palin and the Madness of March

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

It was last March when I wondered if "going rogue" meant going off the deep end. This was when Palin strayed from the realm of politics and directed a particularly toxic stream of consciousness into the world of sports.

Is This the Beginning?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Will we remember Giffords' shooting as an isolated incident or as the day the country really came undone?

Howard Fineman

Rush Bails Water

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Rush Limbaugh lashed out Monday at critics who linked the Tucson shootings to the confrontational, gun-themed rhetoric of conservatives ...

Arizona Shooter Loughner Used Marijuana... So What?

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Belville

Arizona: If you look Mexican, we need to see your papers. If you're smoking pot, we need to throw you in jail. But if you want to take a concealed gun to a political rally, we don't need to see any papers and we won't throw you in jail.

Sarah Palin Presidential Odds Plummet On InTrade After Arizona Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's InTrade odds of running for president took a tumble Sunday following Saturday's deadly shooting in Arizona. In the wake of the shooting...

Peter S. Goodman

Only One Fact in Arizona: Loughner Got a Gun

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the conjecture, pop psychologizing, hand-wringing and condemnation provoked by this weekend's terrible carnage in Arizona, only one inescapable fact emerges: A young man who had decided to kill people was able to get a gun.

Laura Bassett

Minister: Arizona Shooting Victim Died Saving His Wife

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The longtime minister of 76-year-old Dorwan Stoddard, one of the six victims of Saturday's Arizona shooting, says he had a conversation with Stoddard'...

Welcome to Guntopia!

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Welcome to Guntopia! So glad you decided to visit. Guntopia is a wonderful place for those who understand the need to own handguns, hunting rifles, ...

Finding Solace After Arizona Shooting

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

We can do more than rage about what others did and continue to do to contribute to incivility of our political culture. Every one of us could speak a bit more gently, with a bit more appreciation of those with whom we come into contact.

Tucson Shooting: HuffPost Bloggers React

Huffington Post | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Huffington Post

This past Saturday's massacre in Tucson, Arizona, which left 6 dead and 14 injured, has predictably set off a storm of commentary.

Amanda Terkel

Gabrielle Giffords Wrote Calling For 'Centrism And Moderation' On Eve Of Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of the shooting that left her critically injured, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) wrote an email to Kentucky Secretary of S...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

What home field advantage? The road teams won three of the four NFL playoff games this weekend. The only home winner... the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks. Go figure.

No Moment of Silence: Speak Out Against Violent Language and Guns

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

I confess. Rather than observing the nationwide moment of silence President Obama called for at 11 a.m. this morning, I wrote this post. Sil...

Student Who Aided Gabrielle Giffords Says He's Not A Hero

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of Arizona student who came to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's aid after she was shot in the head Saturday says he's not a hero. "I don't th...

Why Aren't We Calling Loughner a Terrorist?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

I can't help but wonder why folks are so afraid to call the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona an act of terrorism. The fear of the "T" word seems almost palpable in describing the gruesome events that took place this past Saturday.