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Obama Tucson Speech

Jennifer Bendery

The President's Mixed Record Of Advocacy And Inaction On Gun Control | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

It may have taken him four years in the White House, but President Barack Obama is signaling that he is at last ready to do something to prevent more ...

Will Tucson School Board Election Reinstate or Replace Mexican American Studies? Interview With Curtis Acosta

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jeff Biggers

With the federal court decision on Ethnic Studies imminent, and TUSD's "multicultural curriculum" strategy in play, I caught up with Acosta to get his view on the latest in the Mexican American Studies (MAS) battle.

Civility: A Legacy Of Peace

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

The legacy of civility, beyond our personal hopes for our families and loved ones, is imperative in our own country and the world.

At-Risk U.S. Children Struggle To Just Be Kids

Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cierra Jones does not invite her friends to sleep over. She would, if she had her own room, or her own backyard to play in. But the 9-year-old worries...

Obama's Tucson Speech Already A 99 Cent eBook

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN; Compiled by PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anyone who missed President Obama's speech at the Tucson memorial service on Jan. 12 can read it online, watch a video clip on YouTube or listen to sn...

The "New Centrism" and Its Discontents

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Using conservative language activates the conservative view. A new centrism that makes sense ought to be one that unifies progressives under a single moral system centered on empathy.

Raising Our Children To Be Whole, Not Just Successful

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

Neither a person nor a society can be a success without valuing all the component parts of human nature.

Laura Bassett

Boy, 9, Sells Toys To Raise $2.85 For Giffords | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nine-year-old Isaac Saldana of Tucson, Ariz., was so upset when he heard about the shootings in his hometown that he felt compelled to do something in...

What Obama Should Have Said

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

The memorial event in Tucson last week was not especially memorable -- except for the fact that Obama himself gave a lengthy speech that was lavishly praised by nearly everyone. Not by me.

Mark Blumenthal

Obama's Rising Approval: Is Tucson Responsible? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has received consistently-good news from recent polls showing modest but consistent improvement in his job-approv...

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Of Love

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Which came first: the rhetoric, or the violence? Does an atmosphere of violence promote and encourage people to treat each other with disrespect and disregard?

The President, Christina-Taylor Green, and the Real State of the Union

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Wouldn't the way to honor Christina be to care enough for all the children that are still alive but trapped in lives of quiet desperation, homeless, enrolled in dysfunctional schools, living in inner cities where random violence is a daily occurrence?

The Disastrous After-Effects of the Tucson Tragedy

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

As time goes by since the unspeakable tragic events in Tucson, it becomes clearer that we need a voice of reason with grounded answers instead of disc...

Please Pass the Civility

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurie David

Civility is first taught and modeled in the loving embrace of the family. How much more "local" can you get than your family's kitchen table?

Have Republicans Changed Their Minds About Obama's Tucson Speech?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Despite the seeming cohesion across party lines, some GOP opinion makers expressed opposition to the president's national address at the Tucson memorial. Here's a sampling.

Gabby Opened Her Eyes and We Should Too

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Opening our eyes is a sign of life, one of the first things tiny babies do when after they make their way into the world. But opening our eyes also symbolizes our common humanity.

Living Up to Our Kids' Expectations

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

As mothers, fathers, and grandparents we have a unique and powerful voice, and now is the time to make our voices heard in a united call for kindness, decency, and goodness in our democracy.

The Ugly American Is Back

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Jenkins

Free speech needs its own discipline, however enforced. The best rebuttal of the politics of hate is a torrent of love, and if not love then at least of facts.

Healing In Tucson

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

The residents of Tucson Arizona watched the memorial service held on the University of Arizona campus in honor of those killed and wounded in the mass shooting of January 8th. Over 23,000 of us sat in the McKale Memorial Center or in Memorial Stadium next door and shared our grief with our neighbors.

We Are More Civil Than Obama Gives Us Credit for

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

The fact that most Americans are in the middle, that millions of us are rejecting the dogmatism of the two major parties, belies the description of the country that Obama put forth yesterday.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Tucson Speech Fails To Accommodate Cable News's Attention Span: The Mediagasm | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2011-01-14-h.jpgIf you were a member of the 24-hour cable teevee media, all that can be said about the Way We Mourn Now is that it was such an awful inconvenience!

After Tucson

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Too much too soon, too sad, too quickly. The news out of Tucson is only days old, but already it seems as if we've known the place, known the major...

Tucson: Is Talk Media Off the Hook?

Tom Athans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Athans

Free speech is an American right and should never be censored. But maybe Americans would be better served by a more moderate national dialogue that promotes conciliation over confrontation. Words matter.

Jason Linkins

Did Obama Speech Undercut Federal Case Against Loughner? (No.) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At last night's memorial service for the fallen victims in Saturday's tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, President Barack Obama spoke at length about the liv...

Obama's Eulogy: A Blessing To A Bereft Nation

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The grieving community that the president addressed stretched out to an entire nation. He reminded us that America is comprised of people -- just plain people like the ones who were shot in Arizona.