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How The Media Covered Ronald Reagan's Attempted Assassination

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics

President Ronald Reagan was shot during an attempted assassination on this day, March 30, in 1981. News outlets immediately jumped into action, relyin...

Jury's Out In Freedom Tower BASE Jump Case

Tim Sohn | Posted 06.22.2016 | Crime
Tim Sohn

James Brady, Andrew Rossig, and Marko Markovich can only wait while the jury debates the four charges against them, including one felony burglary count and one misdemeanor for BASE jumping from One World Trade Center.

Saying Goodbye, and Hello to 2015

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Fran Moreland Johns

My friend M has died, just shy of the old year's end and significantly decreasing the joy of the new. But her dying was full of life lessons about saying goodbye, being grateful and trying to ring in a better planet for the days ahead.

There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

David C. Bohnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
David C. Bohnett

The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.

The Accidental Lions and How They Change Culture

Rebecca Bond | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Bond

There are moments when a shot is heard around the world and lions are born. On March 30, 1980, James Brady became one of those lions. Not by choice, but by destiny.

James Brady Death Ruled A Homicide

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

The death of James Brady, who survived a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan 33 years ago, has been ruled a...

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/8/14

John Zipperer | Posted 10.08.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's been a bad week for tea partiers, African health officials, and Saudi TV anchors. Find out why by taking our Week to Week news quiz. Here are s...

The Jim Brady Effect

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The passing of Jim Brady, former presidential press secretary and icon of the gun control movement, has saddened us all. I had the privilege of working with Jim and Sarah Brady for much of my professional life.

On the Road With My American Hero, Jim Brady

Joe Sudbay | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Sudbay

In April 1994 I started working at an organization called Handgun Control, Inc., which was chaired by Sarah Brady. Because I did state legislation, one of my key roles was as traveling companion to Jim Brady, who was one of our organization's most important spokespeople. At first I was a bit nervous.

Former White House Press Secretary Dies At Age 73

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died at the age of 73, according to a statement from his family. "We are heartbroken to share th...

New Video Shows Jump From Top Of One World Trade Center

| Posted 05.06.2014 | Weird News

By Irene Plagianos FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A new video of a daring jump from the top of One World Trade Center has been released, just before the me...

WATCH: BASE Jumpers Leap Off One World Trade Center

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

New York City looks both beautiful and terrifying in this video, shot from the helmet camera of a BASE jumper who took a leap from the top of One Worl...

Honest Homeless Man Rewarded For Returning $850 Just Wants Shoes And A Turkey Sandwich

Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact

A New Jersey homeless man who returned a hefty amount of cash he found on the street has gotten every last bit of it returned to him. While walking...

Why We Must Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

It's time to end the bloodshed and restore common sense to our gun laws -- beginning with a permanent ban on high-capacity gun magazines. These deadly devices are the weapon of choice for the deranged.

Jim and Sarah Brady: Beyond Politics to Idealism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Thirty years ago, a disturbed young man with a $22 revolver almost ended the lives of Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady. Like other anniversaries of historic events, this one is cause for reflection.

Sarah Brady Urges Gun Control Action After Arizona Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Brady, the wife of former Reagan White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was struck in the head by a bullet during an assassination attempt...

Second-Class Citizens Get Their Day in Court

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

Closing arguments have been scheduled for Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the landmark case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

Obama Tends to the Big Bullets -- How About the 45-caliber Ones?

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Robinson

I still have an "Obama '08" bumper sticker on my car. But with regard to gun laws, this is not the leader I hoped Obama would be.

Interview with Prof Ivor van Heerden: the latest on his wrongful firing by LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Just as the long Memorial Day weekend began, federal Judge James Brady scolded administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU) over their handling ...

Making Lemonade

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

On this day 29 years ago, a robust, warm, funny, clever man took a bullet intended for the President. Back then, this happened because we made it too easy in America for dangerous people to get dangerous guns. We still do.

Blagojevich Appoints an Orphan to the Senate

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If his appointment is not rejected, Roland Burris will be the first Centralia Orphan to hold a Senate seat.