Gabrielle Giffords smiled, Sargent Shriver was honored in a memorial service Saturday, and our nation is experiencing a wave of open-heartedness that offers such a refreshing change from the exhaustive finger-pointing of politics.
It's very hard to demonstrate that most gun-control laws have ever saved a life. It's a hard thing to accept, but the people who are inclined to do bad things with guns will always be able to get them.
Several of the people who knew Jared Loughner said that they knew that he was acting weird and felt the need to stay away from him. A community college ousted him. No one thought to organize a group of people to reach out to him.
Your important moment of the day in U.S.-Russian relations occurred during Thursday's White House press briefing, when ITAR-TASS correspondent Andrei Sitov questioned Robert Gibbs about whether the shootings in Tucson.
As President Obama wisely reminded at us in the conclusion of his speech at the Arkansas Memorial this evening, "What matters is how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in making the lives around us better."
The lack of civil discourse and extremes of competing ideology is not the underlying problem, but a symptom of objective difference of interest. We're not one nation; there really are at the least two Americas.
The mounting volume of gun deaths and injuries, the easy access that criminals and terrorists have to what amounts to weapons of mass destruction, require substantial limitations on the ability of individuals to use, carry and obtain guns.
I actually agree with the Sarah Palin who said that words aren't solely responsible for acts of violence. But when she so often contradicts herself, it's difficult to tell whether Sarah Palin agrees with Sarah Palin.