When God fails to intervene in human suffering, the acceptance of a loving deity who cares for his children arouses fresh doubts.
Staci Sarkin is now closing in on 500,000 signatures (nearly the population of Wyoming), and is preparing to take the petition to Washington.
Mental illness can no longer be stigmatized as we hide our heads in the sand. Let's recognize that when well managed, symptoms can provide the color and nuance to our lives and shame has no place.
To protect the lives of my own five children, I am obligated to create the safest future for them and for the grandchildren I hope to have. It is said that a mother's love for her child is unstoppable. Be sure that One Million Moms for Gun Control is as well.
We know that the key to positively influencing adult behavior lies in getting individuals to practice existing skills in novel contexts. Our solution, therefore, is simple: We must take our existing complex thinking and problem-solving skills and use them more often.
No, our problem is neither that our guns are too sophisticated for our own good or that we don't have enough of them. Our problem is simpler and deeper. It is our "gun culture" and guns, period.
As the debate over gun control gears up in the wake of President Obama's executive orders, I ask that we remain steadfast in our belief that the specific killer is not the problem -- the loopholes and lax gun laws are.
Many did not expect Barack Obama to be giving a second inaugural speech this Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many did not expect him to be elected four years ago. How could one have dared to expect?
President Obama often quotes Dr. King's statement that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Now is the time for each of us to demonstrate the truth of this statement, not by our words but by our actions. We can do something about guns.
This week, President Obama announced a bold series of new gun control regulations. The roster of actions went far beyond the expectations of gun control advocates, while blunting some of the paranoid delusions of the gun lobby and the Republican Party.
At GunAppreciationDay.com, they've created a lot of memes to celebrate the day. In memory of the children of Sandy Hook, some friends and I have started a group called Drop Your Weapons, and we thought the first thing we'd do is create some memes of our own.
Those who oppose common-sense measures to prevent gun violence are counting on fear, misinformation campaigns, and political gridlock going forward. Now it's up to the American people to make sure Congress takes action.
As pundits cover the obstructionism and handwringing of high-profile NRA executives like David Keene, it's important to take a look at lesser-known NRA leaders and understand just how far to the fringe the organization has moved in recent decades.
Deal Or No Deal? This afternoon, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said the union was calling it quits on negotiations with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over teacher evaluations. Shockingly, each side blames the other. What does this mean? The city will lose oh, a couple hundred million dollars in state budget money. Bloomberg says, via Gothamschools, that it's "too soon to tell" whether the loss will necessitate teacher layoffs.
As we approach the national observance of the King Holiday, we need to stop dressing up his memory in sepia tones and refocus on the teachings of the man who preached and practiced nonviolence as the single most powerful tool to effect social justice and social advancement.
The Hunger Games is a riveting portrayal of how the young see the modern world, where a privileged elite has a "Stalin-like" control over who lives in plenty or poverty in a post-apocalyptic North America. The young just coming of age are not far from the truth.