The answer lies in a kid's brain, a place where right and left are ideally both used, but where coming to a perfect middle ground seems totally, utterly impossible.
The criminal law concept of accessory has specific meaning and is not well understood by many smart people, and that may include Sarah Palin.
There are just too many young people suffering and too many parents wondering what they didn't see. Evidence of this heightened anxiety is much discussed and well understood.
There has been plenty of media attention to the weak gun laws, but there has been no mention of the potential of marijuana to spark latent psychosis.
We speak our world into existence, so we'd better say some good things about it. After the tears, the best that we can do for John, Gabe, Dorothy, Christina, Dorwin and Phyllis is to carry on stronger than before.
Just so you know: There are plenty of perfectly good reasons to buy high-capacity magazines for your favorite firearm. Unfortunately, I seem to have m...
Hate speech doesn't pull triggers, but is particularly dangerous when consumed by unbalanced people. In my father's case, it was, I believe, left-wing hate speech that helped kill him.
The easy violence of empire washes over everything. It washes into our psyches. I'm thinking about this in connection with the juxtaposition of anni...
The gun may be a protector in time of an emergency, but historically, because of its dramatic and illegal use, it has become a curse on American society.
It's not difficult to pinpoint students who represent danger -- nearly every professor I know has had an "incident" with a potentially violent student. Here's one war story of my own.
Federal mental-health dollars go to an astonishing variety of social programs for the worried-well, with little left for the seriously ill. Don't spend more. Spend smarter.
While there is reason to believe Palin has interest in the presidency, she does not treat it as a quest that should be pursued systematically, and will not permit it to distract from her broader agenda of generating as much money for herself as possible.
Perhaps if the public attitude toward the mentally ill changes, those who feel out of touch with this world won't feel the need to hide in shadows, dealing with the disease on their own.
Some of the world's greatest geniuses were and are mentally ill. Take Hemingway. Whatever one thinks of his womanizing, the deeply depressed novelist ushered in a new form of prose.
What is it that allows us to consider Jared Loughner a mentally troubled young man acting alone and Faisal Shahzad, the mentally troubled young U.S. citizen who tried to blow up Times Square last May, a terrorist "Made in Pakistan"?
If God or Source Energy or whatever term you want to use, is the originator of all things, where did the idea that a person could or would take another person's life come from?