One of the major old assumptions in the media and in Washington is that the gun issue is one that hopelessly divides Americans. But a new poll shows a remarkable consensus among Americans on gun issues.
Only Sarah Palin could consider calling Obama a terrorist and targeting Gabrielle Giffords with rifle cross hairs "respectful" debate.
Most people think Martin Luther King would be the last person to own a gun. Yet in the mid-1950s, as the civil rights movement heated up, King kept firearms for self-protection.
I don't believe that the purveyors of nasty speech actually wanted to see their words come to life in a Tucson. But in the end, all that future generations will remember is the death of six people.
On the evening of the horrible Tucson shootings where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, I met a young Black man who scoffed at th...
As Dr. King told us, we cannot walk alone. The destiny of all Americans is inextricably bound together. My greatest hope is that the justice movement will be a way for all of us to stand together to "Build the Dream!"
Until DADT, John McCain had been close to beloved by many gay Republicans and independent conservatives. It does not ask too much that he acknowledge the harm he has done.
Another devastating chapter in our long history of massacres with guns unfolded in Tucson Arizona on January 8th with the ambush of Congresswoman Gabr...
Twenty-five years ago, Congress established a federal holiday honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His message of tolerance is especially timely as we cope with the tragic shootings in Arizona.
In ancient Rome, a condemned citizen might not only lose his life. The Roman Senate could decree that all traces of his worldly existence be expunged....
Despite the seeming cohesion across party lines, some GOP opinion makers expressed opposition to the president's national address at the Tucson memorial. Here's a sampling.
To put it bluntly, by placing their individual interests ahead of the common good, the American people have betrayed the American dream.
Dr. King's birthday celebration should give us an opportunity to hear his true message of nonviolence, not merely the broadly acceptable excerpts from the "I Have a Dream" speech.
In his words of consolation and exhortation in Tucson, President Obama strove to achieve an effect that many Americans were looking for. He comforted. Yet he did not instruct.
When Daniel Hernandez took Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' hand and asked her to squeeze his if she could hear him, he was applying a form of Verbal First Aid.
Friends and family must set aside their ideas of who Gabrielle Giffords was and "embrace the person she will become now."