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School Counselor's Family 'Will Never Get Over' Her Murder

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Crime

Maggie Daniels' family said in a written statement that the popular North Carolina school counselor's slaying has left them devastated. "Our lives ...

Overcoming Evil

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Make them feel part of something bigger. Let them know you will be there for them. Remember words that have become the Márquez-Greene family's motto: "Love Wins." And work without ceasing for common sense gun safety measures to stop the scourge of violence in America.

Who's the Greatest Mathematician of Them All?

Mario Livio | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The historian of mathematics E. T. Bell once wrote, "Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss; these three are in a class by themselves among the great mathematicians, and it is not for ordinary mortals to attempt to rank them in order of merit."

Chilly Atoms Help Physicists Pin Down Value Of 'Big G'

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

Physicists have used the quantum nature of matter to obtain a highly precise value for the universal gravitational constant, the 'big G' that appears ...

Everything I Learned, I Learned in the Group Dressing Room at Loehmann's  

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But before laying my precious Loehmann's to rest, I must not only memorialize it, but educate the unfortunate individuals who will never experience being stark naked in the group dressing rooms at Loehmann's -- Here's what I learned.

Time Out

Francis Levy | Posted 03.03.2014 | Science
Francis Levy

No one wears watches anymore. They've become as much of an anachronism as cursive handwriting whose death occurred in less than a generation. The nex...

For the Love of Grace

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

Grace Audrey McDonnell didn't have an ounce of hate in her. She was the light and the love of her family. She was Chris and Lynn's daughter and Jack's little sister. She was a granddaughter, a friend and loved by many. But to me, she will always be, simply Grace of my heart.

Huffington This Week: No Regrets

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, several of our reporters consider the past, present and future of gun control measures in the wake of December's mass shooting in Newtown. Sam Stein takes us back to the political fallout of the 1994 assault weapons ban, Howard Fineman interviews NRA president David Keene, and Christina Wilkie spotlights a non-profit that has backed a flurry of lawsuits designed to expand gun rights.

Assault Weapons Ban Is Not Enough

Earnest Harris | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Earnest Harris

The whole focus on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as the cornerstones of the agenda is still a compromise to gun owners and the NRA that they won't ever accept anyway. So why stop there?

Cops Caught Vandalizing Boss' House

AP | Posted 01.04.2013 | Weird News

NEWTON, Mass. -- Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house last month got quite a surprise when they tracked dow...

Risen From the Ashes: Phoenix Quilts Distributes Handmade Blankets to Wildfire, Hurricane Victims and Now, Families in Newtown, Connecticut

Clarissa Burt | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

According to mythology, every 500 to 1000 years, the Phoenix dies in a fire in its nest and is reborn into a young bird from its ashes. It is from this story that Julie Anderson chose the name and the motto for her blog, "Phoenix Quilts."

The Media Should Bury NRA's Wayne LaPierre on the Business Pages Where He Belongs

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.21.2013 | Media
Peter Dreier

On Friday, the NRA issued a brief statement that LaPierre would hold a press event the following day, thus ending its week-long silence. At the appointed time, reporters and camera operators flocked to LaPierre's speech like a herd of sheep waiting for their daily feeding.

Mom, By Memory

Liz Kozak | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

She won't know what she smelled like as I rocked her to sleep in her penguin jammies last night or how the weight of her body felt in my lap. As I look at photos of those twenty angelic faces, my heart shatters to think of the parents who are left only with their memories.

Talking to Young Children About the Death of Young Children

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

It has been many years since my own very young son died, but we think of him often, especially on gray days like today, when he was born. We have created a living legacy to him in how we talked to our children.

Newtown Shows Us That Love Is Our Common Ground

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If we want to sustain a nation of goodness, one that defies evil, maybe we should embrace the unfiltered missive given by Robbie Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie died at Sandy Hook: "May it be that this inspires us to be better, to be more compassionate and more humble people -- to better our communities -- at all times."

The Newtown Massacre: Time for Legislation, Not Conversation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

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.

Tough Gun Control Can Be Constitutional

Michael Yaki | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Yaki

Infringing on a constitutional right is no small matter. That means any legislative scheme would have to pass the "compelling interest" test. On the other hand, it also means that if you show a compelling interest, you can curtail some aspects of that right.

Huffington: Issue 28

Posted 02.16.2013 | Huffington

In Issue 28 of Huffington, we reflect on how the incomprehensible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left the nation feeling heartbroken, vulner...

Remember All the Children, Mr. President

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Remember the 20 children who died in Newton Connecticut.

OK, I Think I'm Ready to Talk About Aurora Now

Emmett Rensin | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Emmett Rensin

I'm calm. I've had time to reflect. The victims have been mourned, and nobody could accuse me of jumping to conclusions. The moment has cooled. The election is over. I've even waited an extra two months to make extra-double sure I wasn't politicizing the tragedy.

Outrageous Fortune: The Response to an American Tragedy

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime
Adam Valen Levinson

There are constructive uses for firearms as tools, but the liberties in that domain long ago eclipsed their legal and philosophical rationale. Please, America: please be angry.

Man To Connecticut Church: 'I'm Coming To Kill'

Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime

A monsignor at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Connecticut said a telephone caller told him, “I’m coming to kill, I’m coming to kill....

Connecticut School Shooting: Change Must Come

Jenny Block | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime
Jenny Block

No matter how many years go by, no matter how many things change, too many things stay the same -- hate, violence, and fear.

When Will These School Shootings Stop? | Posted 02.13.2013 | Parents

When I drive to Jav's school in a few moments, my drive will be far different from those parents who drove there just this morning only to learn their child was murdered. I will pray. I will hug my kid and take him for that cupcake I promised him for getting a great grade on his math test.

Newtonian Principles of the Heart

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

"Pain: give yourself a name! Call yourself contrition, avarice, or blame." (Switchfoot, "Daisy," Nothing Is Sound) Or, call yourself Love. Interestin...