Jane Seymour was the picture of beauty, grace and kindness as she spoke passionately about rising above hatred and bitterness to do something meaningful for others.
If this is not the moment that we all stop pressing snooze on our alarm clocks and wake up to the fact that our gun use in this country is out of control, then I am not sure we ever will.
We are survivors of the January 8th, 2011 shooting in Tucson and we are a diverse group of real, patriotic Americans. We are a Republican, an Independent and a Democrat, and we strongly support the second amendment. We are some of the too many faces of gun violence in this country.
I was in St. Louis this past weekend, where more than 60,000 gun enthusiasts gathered at the NRA's annual convention. What was absent from the NRA convention, however, was any real discussion on the "Stand Your Ground" law.
If you think it's not "appropriate" to talk about gun violence during the week that marks both Virginia Tech and Columbine -- the worst shootings in our country's history -- then when would it be for you?
The nation has rightly called into question Rush Limbaugh's recent verbal attacks on women; now it is time to shed light on Sarah Palin's subversive attacks on African Americans.
Any argument that antipsychotic medication will harm or kill Loughner is completely specious. At core, Loughner's attorneys fear something else; they fear that if their client stands trial, he may be subjected to the death penalty.
Congress has the power to improve care and derivatively prevent violence. More money is not needed. Smarter spending is.
This week as communities the world over justly mourn the victims of last year's Tucson's shootings, the violent death of young Torres--one case in a larger pattern--remain barely known.
Today, Jan. 8, 2012, we will join with thousands of Americans to light a candle in remembrance and honor of the six killed and 13 who survived the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., exactly one year ago.
Sunday, at 10:11 A.M., bells rang all across Tucson in memory of the tragic shooting that took place one year ago. Today is to remember the fallen and to give thanks for the 13 Americans who survived.
For Chicagoans, violence is often much too close to home. So how do we put an end to this violence and create peace?
While our nation may still be far from understanding this tragedy -- and Loughner's own trial has yet to come -- Zoellner's deeply moving, illuminating and original work has brought us closer to giving it meaning to our own lives, and our future.
Despite conventional wisdom, influence and persuasion are not the same animal.
Let's not dismiss the accomplishments of women; let's celebrate them instead.