How do we pick up the pieces? How do we pay due respect to the victims, but not let grief destroy the living? How do we teach our children about tragedy and loss but keep their perspective positive and healthy?
From Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, to Sandy Hook, to the Oklahoma tornadoes, the last 12 months have featured natural disasters and high-profile school tragedies. Unfortunately, it's clearer than ever that children in the United States are still not getting all the protections they deserve.
From the point of view of the Jewish American community, we take responsibility for ourselves and each other and know we are all in this together. Looking back at the past year, we pray.
This is not a political, partisan issue. Rather, it's an issue that affects us all.
There was a recent lull in the acrimonious gun control debate until last week when three Oklahoma teenagers, two black and one white, gunned down a vi...
School staff Antoinette Tuff drew out compassion, courage, and love instead of a handgun when faced with someone armed with 500 rounds of ammunition intent on hurting chidren this week in Atlanta.
The Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant, Arkansas, is making national headlines after it announced that some staff members will be armed with guns. ...
Awareness is a good thing. It is foolish to think that showing off one's guns to a traumatized town could in any way remedy a rift. We can choose to ignore arrogant and insensitive visitors to our town. What we can't ignore is a public health crisis.
Mayor Bloomberg hasn't shied away from this challenge, and his support has been critical to the successes we have had in reducing gun crimes. I am concerned that his departure will be a setback to our continued efforts to crack down on illegal guns.
Some people do believe that guns do make us safer, but a lot of people are not comfortable knowing that anyone around them may be armed. The risk from criminals with illegal guns is bad enough, but a shootout in a public place is much scarier.
Sure, the NRA and gun lovers will kick and scream as they always do, but at some point, America must draw the line against letting those groups jeopardize our safety and take a stand for our right to be free of gun violence.
Where was the NRA on Trayvon Martin's right to stand his ground? What happened to their principled position? Let's be clear: the Trayvon Martins of the world never had that right because the "ground" was never considered theirs to stand on.
The most surprising consequence of the new law in Colorado has nothing to do with losing manufacturers. It has to do with the state of Colorado losing counties.
It took the Newtown tragedy -- along with Virginia Tech and Aurora and Gabby Giffords -- to get us thinking about mental illness in this country.
In just half a year, the people of Newtown have already shown a propensity to rebuild and recover. Among the first signs of their fortitude was the decision last month on what to do with Sandy Hook Elementary School.
As of this week, the half-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings, the Bloomberg-funded organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is also taking the message to the voters, nationwide.