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Newtown Shootings

How Reading Can Help Us Heal

Bethanne Patrick | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Bethanne Patrick

A new week begins and a nation mourns, as nations have done since the dawn of time: Wherever humans gather, there will at some point be tragedy.

Assault Weapons Are Weapons of Mass Destruction and Should Be Banned

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The tragedy in Connecticut forces America to confront a simple question: Why should we allow easy access to a weapon of mass destruction just because it could conceivably be referred to as a "gun"?

The Newtown Shootings: Mourning the Loss of Children Taken So Suddenly Away

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

We don't necessarily "recover." We may never "get over it." Instead, we may wrap ourselves in the wisdom gained from loss. We may learn that life means even more to us than we realized before our loved one was taken away.

Yes: It's About Gun Violence, But It's Also About How We Treat Each Other

Anjali Sareen | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Anjali Sareen

In Connecticut this morning, 20 young children left their homes for school. In Connecticut this afternoon, 20 sets of parents found out that none of t...

Jennifer Bendery

Mark Kelly On Newtown School Shooting: We Need Leadership On Gun Control | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), delivered a message to President Barack Obama and other political l...

Gun Control Is A Parenting Issue

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

More than a dozen children went to elementary school this morning and were dead before lunch. White House spokesman Jay Carney says today is not the day to talk about gun control. I disagree. That's all we should talk about today. We are heartbroken, yes. But saying that will fix nothing. It won't bring anyone back, and it won't keep this from happening again. And of course we know the parents of Newtown could have been any one of us. That's important to remember, but it isn't enough, because the knowing doesn't change the fact that we could still be next. So we can't just do as we did after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, after Aurora. We can't just grieve and hold our children close. We have to demand that our country earn the right to call itself a civilized nation.