Following the horrific murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens, it is time for people on both sides to rise up in silent joint and simultaneous protest against all forms of political violence.
Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools' National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change.
I woke this morning to a world further from peace. Rage fills so many hearts, mine included. There must be room for this. We are grieving our children, killed in cold blood for being Jews.
AB-2501 sends a global message that the gay-transgender panic defense should not and will not be tolerated. The LGBTQ community must write their law makers, do not let people get away with murder, they have been doing it for far to long.
I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...
Recently, there has been an upsurge in the news about how a harmless fictional character brainwashed two 12-year-olds into committing a brutal assau...
It's hard enough playing one suspect in a murder mystery musical. Imagine playing all 13 suspects -- while never leaving the stage? In the hit whodunit comedy, Murder for Two, that's exactly what Jeff Blumenkrantz flawlessly does.
It is one thing to hear that many people have been killed, but it is another to look into their family's eyes, to see what this has done to them.
It was a sobering moment for the nation. Americans were divided almost exclusively along racial lines over a case that, based on the physical evidence, had nothing at all to do with race.
Now, with no legal ramifications and no ethical issues forcing me to maintain my silence, I can finally share the one thing that has remained constant over the past two decades -- my personal opinion about Simpson's involvement in that double murder.
I certainly understand the principle of defending liberty, but the practice of it has steadily evolved beyond all reason. With so many innocent Americans dead, what war are we fighting here? Why are Americans killing Americans?
What's really going on behind closed doors in Isla Vista? Does Rodger's fantasy accord with reality? In 2012, I surveyed student's sex lives together with Paolo Gardinali of the university's survey research center. Some 1,500 students responded.
This time the mystery is manifold: Who is drowning these young women, where did the women come from, who (or what?) is leaving threats (or promises?) on the deck of Lacey's houseboat, what is Mark Joesbury up to -- and does a mermaid really exist in the waters of the Thames?
We can't possibly jail or hospitalize everyone who has violent fantasies. The best we can hope for is to reduce access to weapons of mass destruction. It shouldn't be easier for a potential killer to get a gun than get an outpatient appointment. We need to improve both sides of this equation. More treatment, fewer guns.
I certainly don't want to go back to the days of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but I wonder if our well-intentioned desires have swung the mental health pendulum too far. Would Elliot Rodger or Adam Lanza have revealed their violent intentions during an involuntary mental health hold?
Memorial Day might just as well be called Social Substitutability Day, unless we deepen and widen its meaning and allow the day's remembrance to include the crimes against humanity every side in war commits -- unless we remember that militarism, like racism and misogyny, are the real enemies.