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Naval Yard Shooting

McAuliffe Must Win the Election in Virginia Because Nothing Threatens Communal Safety More Than Unchecked Access to Guns

Laura Merriman | Posted 03.07.2014 | DC
Laura Merriman

One of the biggest ironies of the government shutdown was that the GOP -- and particularly the tea party -- usually hail themselves as defenders of th...

Crazy Every Day: America's Mental Illness Epidemic

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

How many families have to be devastated by the impact of this disease before we make mental illness a priority in this country? One in four is sick. If it were influenza, it would be an epidemic.

A Modest Proposal to the NRA

Zach Hindin | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Zach Hindin

No doubt, these are high aims to shoot for. But I believe, with steady hands and hearts full of prayer, we can hit our target right between the eyes.  And after all, isn't that what gun control is all about?

If We Are the Government, Who Dares to Shut Us Down? Why We Should Care

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

October 1 state exchanges for the Affordable Care Act open, but most Americans do not understand them. Scientists release a report with overwhelming evidence that human beings are causing Global Warming, but it's a beautiful day outside.

Obama: 'We Cannot Accept This'

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by urging Americans not to give up o...

Losing Our Way in Mental Health: Lessons From the Navy Yard Shooting

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Dr. Gail Gross

As with other shooters, whether in the public domain, school, courtroom, business or a Navy yard, Alexis is one of many who have telegraphed to all who would listen that he was in trouble.

Alleged D.C. Shooter Would Not Have Gotten Much Help From the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP's sudden discovery that there is a great need for more funding for that care is commendable. What's not is that it would try to sell the public on the notion that increasing that care makes it unnecessary to pass gun legislation.

David Wood

Aaron Alexis Enlisted In Navy During Period Of Criminal Record Waivers | David Wood | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Alleged Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was able to enlist in the Navy in 2007, despite an earlier shooting incident in which he claimed to ...

Senate Returns To Normal Operations After Navy Yard Shooting

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is returning to normal operations Tuesday following a shutdown due to the Navy Yard shootings. Terrence Gainer, the Senate s...

Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House, all public buildings and all military and naval posts, stations and vessels to be flown at ha...

Jason Cherkis

Aaron Alexis, Suspected Navy Yard Shooter, Had A Shooting Incident In 2010 | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Aaron Alexis, the suspect in the shooting deaths of at least 12 individuals at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, was a relativ...

BREAKING: 13 Dead In Washington Navy Yard Shooting

Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime

One shooter is dead after opening fire Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard, and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced Monday night t...