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Tucson Tragedy

How Obama and JFK Evoke the Ideals of the Commons

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

In his speech on the shootings in Tucson, Obama was evoking -- perhaps not consciously -- the ideals of the commons, a very old idea being embraced by growing numbers of people as a new source of hope.

Accepting Our Differences Between Civility and Dignity

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The deep divisions in our country symbolize something, and they won't stay long buried underneath the rubble of artificial courtesy.

In Christina's Memory, Let's Refocus on the Children

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

Of all the tragedies that befell Tucson last Saturday, the one that seemed to tear most deeply at the heart of our nation was the murder of Christina-...

Giffords Tragedy: What's the Message to Young Women Considering Public Service?

Gloria Feldt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gloria Feldt

The natural tendency is to back away from public service after such a frightening episode. But the best way to honor the sacrifices of public servants is to create a culture that lifts up leaders who won't be deterred by anti-government ranting.