As we prepare to send a "surge" of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, we must look urgently and squarely at the mental health as well as the military ...
Democracy's 'War on Islam' is exactly the war Islamic terrorists have been hoping to ignite, and we must not let them succeed. It is time for peaceful, ordinary Muslim Americans to put their collective foot down.
How independent can we really expect any mainstream media reports to be on any story that relates to the military if it has already decided who is good and who is evil?
Most violent criminals are not mentally ill or psychotic at all. They are evil and should be held responsible for their actions.
I'm less scared of the possibility of an armed Islamic radical coming into my life than I am about the everyday bigots.
Had the FBI been allowed to know that Hasan had bought tactical weapons, there's a good chance he could have been caught before killing 13 and wounding 29.
In 1996, after completing his official "NRA Personal Protection Course," Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was issued a permit in Virginia to carry a concealed weapon.
As a child psychologist, I worked with families who were affected in the aftermath of September 11. My three decades as a mental health professional did not fully prepare me for this task.
The American Idiocracy rewards hysteria, and particularly the kind of reductionist and bigoted hysteria exemplified by the effort to turn the Ft. Hood tragedy into a simple "America versus Islam" crusade.
The government's easier path toward execution is through a tribunal, and yet Holder has chosen the risky path of seeking the death penalty in New York. This is political correctness run amok.
If we can identify the real problem that caused the tragedy at Ford Hood we can possibly prevent such episodes in the future. Our troops have been through enough.
Our law enforcement and national security policies need to deal with all extremist perspectives vigorously and vigilantly, but there's no justification for any "backlash" against Arab or Muslim Americans in general.
I am shocked, but should I really be? Yesterday the Illinois GOP issued a press release baselessly accusing a respected Islamic civil rights organization of being anti-Semitic.
It seems to be coming to this: Was he a Muslim or a nutcase? The nation's two most sententious conservative columnists have weighed in with their vie...
As a repository for violence, the military is not dealing with untreated mental illness among its ranks. The fact that Hasan was a mental health professional underscores the problem.
Mass murders have become a depressingly familiar punctuation in the rhythm of modern day American despair.