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The Gut-Wrenching Sundance Documentary On The Sandy Hook Shooting

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment

"Newtown" doesn't focus on the Sandy Hook shooter. The film doesn't even mention his name. So, I won't either.  Kim A. Snyder's documentary ...

Obama and the Morning Light

Chris Meserole | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Meserole

The violence we suffer here, the violence that plagues our homes and churches and schools, is not so simple. We are not at war with ourselves. There is no reason it should continue. And yet we willingly endure these killings as if they were acts of God.

Frum-Alter Consensus: Cruz Now Favored, But Would Lose Worse Than Trump in November

Mark Green | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgTrump has surprised all by maintaining his lead. But Frum and Alter agree that: A) the Republican Party will splinter if he's chosen, and B) Cruz is too ideologically rigid for general election. So GOP has to pick its poison. Also: Not hard to explain Dem schadenfreude over whether Cruz is a natural born Canadian.

A Newtowner's Perspective: What We Can Do to Bypass Future Events Like Sandy Hook

Andrea Anderson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Good News
Andrea Anderson

I wrote this a few years back shortly after our Sandy Hook/ Newtown incident on 12/14. I held onto the article, but recently, after spending a co...

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."

Conservatives Mock Obama For Crying About Newtown School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

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Sandy Hook Father On Gun Violence: 'We're Better Than This'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

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Thank You, Mr. President, for Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips

President Obama has taken the moral high ground when others would not. He has listened to the American people who are crying out for the carnage to stop when Congress would not. He has decided to be on the right side of history when others would not. He has decided to save lives when other leaders would not.

Countdown to the Solstice: Shining Stars in Oregon

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

This is the last blog in our series as we count down to the winter solstice -- the darkest day of the year. These past few weeks, we've featured some ...

University Moves To Fire Professor Who Is Sandy Hook Truther

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.17.2015 | College

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University has taken steps to fire a professor who has repeatedly raised questions about the shooting ...

A Child Is Shot To Death Every Other Day In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

A grim new statistic is putting the spotlight back on the youngest victims of gun violence, three years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Element...

Countdown to the Solstice: Remembering Newtown With Meaningful Action

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Today, we make space for sacred reflection, as it has been three years since that unthinkable, chilling day in Newtown, Connecticut, where senseless violence took so many innocent lives. On this day, we open our hearts and remember.

Mom Who Lost Son At Sandy Hook: We Can't Accept Gun Violence As 'New Normal'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents

Monday, December 14th, marks three years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For Nicole Hockley, it marks three years since...

'Worried About our Children' -- Three Years Later; Reverberations From Newtown

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Several parents in Newtown have expressed concern about the long-term effects on young people not necessarily directly impacted by violence, but on the periphery. How has their close proximity to a horrendous event impacted their perception of the world?

Bad Guys, Good Guys and Guns

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, has famously said "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy...

San Bernardino Massacre Is Deadliest Shooting Since Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.02.2015 | Crime

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WATCH: 6-Year-Old Serves Up Kindness With Her Favorite Drink

HooplaHa | Posted 11.11.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Newtown Kindness has a mission to promote kindness around the world. The organization aims to facilitate acts of kindness within communities as well a...

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

#AimingForChange To End Gun Violence

Sarah Clements | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Sarah Clements

For far too long, guns have been a third-rail issue not only for politicians, but for celebrities, too. It is time we consider that artists are people, too, and they often share a common sense of personal responsibility through their work to inspire others. Let's stand behind cultural icons to do just that.

Federal Court Upholds Bulk Of Gun Control Laws Passed In Wake Of Newtown

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld in large part gun control legislation passed in Connecticut and New York in the wake of the 2012 m...

WATCH: Therapy Dogs Heal to Honor Late Sandy Hook Student

HooplaHa | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Charlotte's passion and love for dogs has started this beautiful foundation. Charlotte's Litter functions in memory of Charlotte Bacon whose life was ...

People Die Because of This Man: The Real Reason We Never Get Gun Control, No Matter How Many People Get Gunned Down

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Until we tame the power of the NRA, we can expect more killings, a part of the deadly daily diet of murders throughout America committed by angry gun-toting people whose "freedom" to own weapons of mass destruction that Wayne LaPierre defends.

And I Scream

Heather Kasdan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Heather Kasdan

My son is watching a movie. He is very upset. He doesn't understand why the good guys are losing. "They are supposed to win, mommy. They are supposed to win," he says. "Keep watching," I tell him. "Sometimes it takes a little while for the good guys to win."

Congress Is Still Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

A version of this article was originally published on Aug. 28, following the on-air shooting of a WDBJ news team in Roanoke, Virginia. It is bein...

The Enduring Lesson of Victoria Soto

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

One lesson in particular has been in development since December 14, 2012. It's embodied in the grand opening of the new Victoria Soto School in her hometown of Stratford, Connecticut.