Just days after returning to the U.S. a story broke an hour south of where I was living in Florida, involving a naked man eating the face off another in a shocking attack of cannibalism like The Walking Dead come to life. Toto, I don't think I'm in Europe anymore.
Many things need to change in our society before killings like those in Colorado and California end. We absolutely need decisive action on gun violence, for a start. But we also know that we can help reduce the daily bloodshed in our society by intervening sooner and supporting victims more fully.
With all the senseless chaos Americans have endured this past year, reasonable debate has been drowned out by the white noise of loudmouth pundits, corporate-owned politicians and repeated gun shots.
Though I did face life-threatening dangers while in the military, I was never shot at. In fact, that didn't happen until after I got out of the service and it was done by one of the very citizens whose rights I sacrificed 11 years of my life to defend. That was the first time I faced the nightmare of surviving the military only to be nearly killed by those I swore to protect.
The majority that wants gun control should start using Justice Scalia's own ruling to demonstrate that being conservative does not mean rejecting any and all gun control.
They claim to be Christians, but rather than preaching tolerance and love, they demonize other religious groups.
In the wake of the San Bernardino killings, the suggestion has been made to deny gun purchases to those on the no-fly list. While this makes some sens...
There is no debate among American gun jihadists: their reading of the Second Amendment justifies civilian deaths, period.
I don't know what the answers are, but I do know that I am sad and I am angry, and that living in this gun crazed culture where a stray or intended bullet might find me or my children at any time sure doesn't feel like living.
My fear used to be that I would be caught in some sort of public shooting, or, worse, that my children would be, but lately that fear has been replaced by a new type of terror.
While touting her gun control record and lambasting rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' firearm policy, Hillary Clinton keeps under wraps her heavy-handed involvement in the arms trade during her time as America's top diplomat.
Accountability is something we accept in our society. Though America would likely be better off without assault rifles, the facts show that we could save far more lives simply by requiring all Americans to be as responsible with their guns as they are with their cars.
People push for gun reform because they long for a society which diffuses strife through conflict resolution, compassion and diplomatic communication, not deterrence through mutually assured destruction.
The recent murderous rampages in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 27th and in San Bernardino, California on December 2nd, are, tragically, part of a string of mass shootings throughout the U.S., that are now so commonplace that American schools regularly hold lockdown drills.
Sanders is correct to maintain that economic inequality is important. However his inability to address the issue in a meaningful way, given the opportunity, and stick to prewritten talking points show a lack of versatility and attention to foreign policy that we desperately need in the next president.
NEW YORK -- Facing the ever-increasing demands of 24/7 reporting, major news outlets have unanimously decided to only report when there is not a mass ...