Gun violence is a cancer plaguing our American body politic. True meaningful action to reduce violence requires a holistic approach. Supporting the Second Amendment is not incompatible with the gun control supported by the majority of Americans.
We can learn from these two seemingly unrelated events that tragedy can strike at a moment's notice, human beings have an infinite capacity for compassion and charity in helping those who are suffering, and our elected leader have not done their jobs well.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was not in the holiday spirit as he prepared to set off from the Plaza on his Christmas Eve stroll.
We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.
I, for one, tried to extend an olive branch, which the NRA treated with contempt. It is now time for a political battle that is long overdue and time for an unprecedented commitment to win this political battle from the mayor of New York and all who care about our country.
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Post-Newtown, Gallup has been releasing a steady stream of polling and analysis on guns. But their results leave me with more questions than answers.
Though nothing will ever be enough to alter the horror of December 14th, perhaps we could honor the short lives of the children and teachers of Sandy Hook by making a significant change in the gun laws, and perhaps our way of thinking about guns.
Do we really have the courage to stop the marketing of the culture of death that only brightens the fatal allure of its instruments? Not unless we can curb not only gun abuses but also our gladiatorial diet of doom.
Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. The recent history of senseless mass murder in schools -- most shockin...
There's plenty of room in a civilized society for people to protect themselves, their homes and still shoot helpless deer if they so choose without allowing deadly combat-style assault weapons to end up in the hands of demonic, psychotic monsters.
It must have been a slow day on the crime and terrorism fronts because there was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly up in Harlem last Monday at an Applebee restaurant ribbon-cutting ceremony.
For those of us who travel around the world, there is no doubt that, while admired for many other reasons, the United States of America is increasingly losing the moral ground that it not only was proud of, but is trying to preach to the rest of the world.
Forces on both sides of the proposed bulk coal ports around Puget Sound are replaying a battle from the 1970s. The deciding factor then was a powerful senator. This time, as improbable as it seems, it might be CO2 emissions from China.
No single "silver bullet" will solve the climate crisis. The good news, though, is that we have a clear objective to keep in our sights. All we need to do is keep moving away from dirty fuels and toward clean energy and sustainable transportation.
Brett Scudder speaks for thousands of disenfranchised, displaced and dispossessed after Hurricane Sandy. He does not feel sorry for himself. Sure he's mad, but in a strange way it has strengthened his resolve.