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Gun Control Debate: A View from Hoplophiliaville

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Most clear thinking people understand that "hoplophobia" itself is an irrational term since there is nothing "irrational" about fearing that one could be listed among the 10,000+ gun-related homicides each year in the U.S., many perpetrated by people who purchased firearms legally.

Proposals for Common Sense Gun Control

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In the current political climate, the chances for comprehensive common sense gun control in the United States is only a pipe dream as long as the National Rifle Association controls Congress and state legislatures, for if they did not, we would have seen effective laws passed years ago resulting in countless lives saved.

The Insanity of the Insanity Defense

Margaret Spinelli, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Crime
Margaret Spinelli, M.D.

I am a physician, a perinatal psychiatrist working with childbearing women. Although I am not a forensic expert, I have testified in court for mentall...

Learning to Love Being Hacked

Josh A. Stern | Posted 09.16.2015 | Comedy
Josh A. Stern

After my Twitter account got viciously hacked in February, I bid a fond farewell to 200,000 followers, and with it: my sanity, self-respect and good judgement... all of which were in short supply to begin with.

Brauchler Wanted Murderer's Parents to Beg Him to Spare Their Son's Life

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Brauchler denied this, but there he was leveling his harshest tone and barbs on conservative talk radio, home base of the Republican Party, on the morning after the verdict. You respect Brauchler for taking questions about the case, but why jump on conservative talk radio circuit and sound like a conservative talk-radio host?

Mental Illness and Criminal Insanity: Is There a Link?

Liv Raimonde | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Stereotypes continue to linger around mental illness. However it is time we as a society dig deeper and learn more about what it means to be mentally ill. People who suffer from mental illness are not the criminals. It seems to be the exact opposite. They are in fact more likely to be the victims.

Colorado Shooter's Urge to Kill Could Set Him Free

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

A jury will soon decide whether James Holmes is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Last week, one of his victims, Ashley Moser, took the stand in her wheelchair.

The James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense

Adam Banner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."

Schizophrenia in Politics: Delusions and Deceptions

Max Dorfman | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Max Dorfman

Leaders from 180 countries gathered last week at the United Nations, as the bombing in Syria begins. Confusion reigns.

A Perversion of Everything We Know

Max Dorfman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Max Dorfman

As I write, our elected government, spurred by President Obama, has declared an interest in training opposing militants to fight ISIS. Not only does t...

The Lesson of the Dandelion

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

The best of runners in life have partners. My prayer is that we partner up from Capitol Hill to California to make Alzheimer's a fading memory.

5 Ways Wildfire Fighting Is Exactly As Insane As It Sounds

Cracked | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

I'm Drew Miller, professional wildland firefighter. I protect people's sacred right to live in places that regularly combust. Here's what I've learned...

9 Ridiculous Reasons to Shop In-Store on Black Thursday

Jordan Hart | Posted 01.26.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

1. Minivans inadvertently getting into Tokyo Drift competitions in department store parking lots.

Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos

Andrew Dixon | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Dixon

I take issue with transformations that are manipulated with Photoshop, professional lighting, postures to degrade or enhance their look, pro tans, sucking in or pushing out a belly, or flexing muscles. I decided to take my own transformation photos to see what was possible with a few tweaks.

Insanity Developer's Husband On Gay Self-Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Creator of the Insanity Workout DVDs and HuffPost blogger, Shaun T recently introduced the world to his husband, Scott Blokker via Twitter. Meet t...

Marathon Bombing: My Home

Jessica Keener | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Jessica Keener

All of it is skin-tingling close; all of it is impossible to touch -- in my understanding of it. Why? That's the big question we all want answered.

Zealotry or Insanity?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

There are now reports that Tamerlan Tsarnaev returned to his homeland because of disenchantment with life in America. There is speculation that while there, he may have become "radicalized."

Katey Lost 100 Pounds: 'I Love Raising My Daughter To Believe That Fit Girls Rock'

Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Katey Dyck Age: ...

North Korea and American insanity

Jerry Kroth | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Jerry Kroth

An intelligent, rational, and balanced American president would realize -- even if he had only an introductory course in abnormal psychology -- that it is time to stop our military maneuvers in South Korea, now, immediately, and without equivocation.

Popcorn Can Make You Insane

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

How about we just watch the movie? Park the popcorn. Ditch the Milk Duds. Turn off your cell phone. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. You will find when you exit the theater there will be no popcorn crumbs all over the front of you, nor empty candy boxes and soda cups surrounding where you sat.

Cures In A Pill Or A Prayer?

Eliza Wood | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Eliza Wood

As we struggle to understand all the horrific gun violence in our country, we hear a lot about guns being the root of the problem or mental illness being the core problem, but not a peep about demons being the problem. Are they gone?

Crazy Is As Crazy Does -- Madness and Narrative

David Kudler | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
David Kudler

Madness makes for interesting narrative. But it's all in the service of the story. It's not any more real than the orcs and elves in The Hobbit.

American Politics: I'm With Crazy

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Why do Republicans say and do things that make no sense? For a decade I've assumed the Republican Party had four wings: the sincere, saintly, sinister, and stupid.

Beautiful Insanity

Tokoni Uti | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Tokoni Uti

Fear. Then a shallow illumination. / Wrapped in an oddity that defies confrontation. / Suicidal, but a lot to be heard.

Insanity at the 2012 Nexus Global Youth Summit

Michael Solis | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

It was Einstein who said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Perhaps if the Nexus summit continues year after year, in different locations across the globe, it will be able to achieve its goal.