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Why I Support President Obama

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

My view may not have been so different from that of Maureen Dowd, who once wrote that President Obama had to look deep into his soul to determine who he was. In her view, he emerged with the realization that he was Barry, president of the Harvard Law Review.

Joy Resmovits

Newtown School Police Officers Detail Horrific Day, 7 Months After Massacre | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It happened seven months ago Sunday, but remembering details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting still brings tears to the e...

Obama Administration Weighs In On Arming Teachers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The threat of an "active shooter" isn't justification for arming school personnel, the Obama administration said Tuesday, even as it acknowledged the ...

Julian St. John: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

Artist Julian St. John has been knocked around by schizophrenia, homelessness and addiction, but he is still standing and is ready to impress the art world at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach.

Why Americans Love the AR-15

Brian Rooney | Posted 03.18.2013 | Crime
Brian Rooney

Assault weapons are a problem, but they are also a symptom of frustration and powerlessness out there in America. Simply owning a powerful gun convinces millions of Americans they are free.

A Mourning Grandmother's Call to Action Post-Sandy Hook

Eva Glettner | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Noah Pozner is the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook Massacre. Noah's grandmother, known online as "MC," is a blogger. Through her blog, she is finding ways to grieve and honor the memory of her grandson.

Gray Lady Is of Two Minds on Schizophrenia

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.04.2013 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

There are many misinformed views that exist to this day about mental illness, even to an extent on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, leading me to wonder, Et tu, Gray Lady?

Cardinal: Slain Newtown Teacher's Life 'Like Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Religion

For trying to shield her student as both died in the gunfire, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Anne Marie Murphy earned perhaps the highest praise...

Moral And Spiritual Questions We Need To Ask In Wake Of Gun Violence

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

What is the moral justification for demanding that if we want guns we should have a moral right to them? And what are the spiritual consequences of this mania to protect our right to have them?

How To Avoid Newtown Charity Scams

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.20.2012 | Money

Trying to profit off someone's pain is a unique form of evil, but unfortunately it is not unheard of after tragedies like the Newtown school massacre....

Former Senator: 'Legitimate Gun Owners' Should Leave NRA

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart on Wednesday called on what he termed "legitimate gun owners" to form a new organization sepa...

Things Aside From Guns That People Are Blaming For Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

As the nation continues to reel from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday, the conversation is gradually shiftin...

Sandy Hook Principal Remembered As Education, Mother, Hero

Patch | Paul Singley | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama met with the daughters of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung Sunday and reaffirmed what they already knew: ...

Parents Of Violent Children Respond To Liza Long's Essay

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

"We installed a Schlage deadbolt on our bedroom," one mother wrote, describing how far she went to keep a 17-year-old stepson out. "We are terrifi...

Why You Must Use Your Voice...Now

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

This is not about evicting God from our schools. This is not about hunting. This is not even about the shooter as so many would have us believe. Yes, he was insane, but if he hadn't had the means to shoot, 20 children would not be dead. You don't need a semi-automatic to kill Bambi.

Another Call for an Executive Order Banning Assault Weapons

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

When I called for such an executive order earlier in the year, I was castigated on the right by those who claimed I would be taking away their 2nd Amendment rights. And I was castigated on the left by those who said I would hurt President Obama's chances of winning reelection.

After Newtown: Talking to Our Children

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

We try to bring the victims closer to our hearts by piecing together their life stories. But it's no longer good enough to memorialize their deaths. We have to acknowledge the issue of gun control, and we can begin to do that by understanding gun control as a parenting issue.

Real Minutemen, Rise Up!

Gary Hart | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Outside the arena of combat, assault weapons serve no plausible purpose. It may take the slaughter of small children to finally prompt true minutemen to separate themselves from gun extremists.

Mental Health Apologists Are Enablers

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Like many Americans, I'm devastated by the murder of twenty children, and six adults at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut yesterday. Like ...

The 24-Hour American Massacre: From Newtown to Chicago

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

As a father of two beautiful girls, I cannot begin to understand the loss that so many feel in that small Connecticut town. This nation needs healing not just in Newtown, but in every small town, big city and all 50 states that have been affected by senseless gun violence for decades.