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When Tragedy Inspires Love

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

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.

Obama's Mission: Make Boehner Cry

Jim Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Kennedy

The State of the Union can become the start of a campaign that ends not with an election in 2012, but with a restoration of the public's confidence in themselves, their leaders and America's future.

Charity In The Face Of Tragedy: Donation Funds Honor Arizona Shooting Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Philanthropy is playing an important role in helping people in Tucson -- and across the country -- respond to the mass shooting there. The family of ...

After Tucson: Stricter Gun Laws Aren't the Answer

Dan Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Baum

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.

A Chance to Change the Way We Look at Mental Illness

Bassey Ikpi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bassey Ikpi

Perhaps if the public attitude toward the mentally ill changes, those who feel out of touch with this world won't feel the need to hide in shadows, dealing with the disease on their own.

When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

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.

Palin Remains Defiant

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Only Sarah Palin could consider calling Obama a terrorist and targeting Gabrielle Giffords with rifle cross hairs "respectful" debate.

The American Family

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Throughout his career, King's speeches and writing were suffused with the ideas and images of family, community, and interdependence. These are images we as a citizenry can and should embrace today.

Echoes From Gettysburg: How We Can Save Our Country

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

To put it bluntly, by placing their individual interests ahead of the common good, the American people have betrayed the American dream.

The Pathos of Sarah Palin

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

In what will hopefully be her political "last hurrah" as a presidential contender, Sarah Palin has revealed her small-minded approach to leadership. ...

From Scotland, an American Friend Admires Obama's Healing Rhetoric

Pat Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Kane

I have America in my head when I think, in my throat when I sing, in my heart when I feel idealistic. Even as a Scottish male in his late forties, wit...

Bipartisan Seating at the State of the Union? Why Stop There?

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

It's hard to caricature someone you've broken bread with. This brings us to Third Way's proposal: intermix the parties during the State of the Union address.

Jason Linkins

White House Press Briefing: Now With 50 Percent More Cold War Tensions! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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.

A Buddhist Perspective On Access To Guns

James Baraz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James Baraz

Clamoring for more access to guns because you genuinely want to feel safer is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.

The Political Implosion of Sarah Palin

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Over the past three years, many have suggested that Sarah Palin's odd behavior and statements constitutes a slow-motion train wreck. Well, that train has finally left the tracks for good.

The Tragedy: A Teachable Moment For Soul-Searching

Jill Lynne | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Lynne

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 Tucson Shootings, Civility and the New Class War Zone

Paul Jay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jay

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.

Do Americans Have the Right to Bear Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

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.

A Rushed Response

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Roderick Spencer

A RUSHED RESPONSE It is hard to maintain ones balance after a terrible event. People say and do things that they might wish to take back, so it's imp...

Sarah Palin Fumbles and Flails Into an Otherwise Solemn Day

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

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.

Three Things Congress Can Do (But Probably Won't) to Stop Vitriol

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

An Open Letter to Congress: I know you're scared. One of your members was gunned down in public. Six people are dead, including a nine-year-old l...

Palin Defiantly Feeds the Beast

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Palin could've used the Tucson tragedy as a mechanism to chart a new, more effective course for herself. Instead, her message to America is: 'My toxic rhetoric is here to stay. Deal with it.'

Jared Loughner And The Changing Face Of Psychological Health

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

In contrast to discussion about mental disorders, I think we've neglected its flip side: What constitutes psychological health in today's world?

Arizona Shooting Reminds Us Our Words Are Swords

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

We all possess what the prophet Isaiah called mouths as sharp as swords. As violence once again strangles our nation's soul, the prophet's words remind us to put the swords back in their place.

The New Vitriol-Free Cable News Network

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

8:00am - Turn Vitriol into Vitri-LOL! 12:00pm - Listening Politely But Not Actually Listening with Dr. Sanjay Gupta 5:00pm - Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann Swap Photos of Puppies in Baskets