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We Have No Right to Bear Arms

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Our Constitution's key assurance, the inalienable right of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and the right to carry a firearm cannot successfully co-exist. How would Thomas Jefferson have known about an AK47 with a 100-round magazine?

When Movie Violence Helps Inspire Real Violence, Isn't It Time To Tone It Down?

John Farr | Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment
John Farr

Technology unites us, but at the same time, isolates and distracts us. The level of discourse in our national debate is at a low point. We feast on trashy, tabloid reality shows. And we are awash in violent images.

The Search for Humanity Continues

Gary Hart | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver
Gary Hart

Much of our life is dedicated to an attempt to understand through reason -- rational, logical thought -- our existence. But when one human kills a dozen or more other humans who represent no threat to him, nothing seems to make sense, nothing is reasonable or rational.

Theological Questions About the Colorado Movie Theater Tragedy

Gareth Higgins | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion
Gareth Higgins

Can we have a conversation here, not about blame and revenge, but about how to re-shape our culture in favor of reconciliation, humanization and less violence?

The Dark Knight Shooting: The Violence And Kids Connection

Hayley Krischer | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Should we limit all violent movies altogether for our children (go with me here) because those children will one day grow up with the propensity to murder? Maybe not. But isn't there something we can learn from it?

Why the Gun Control Debate Doesn't Do Justice to Colorado Killings

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The tragic Colorado theater shooting must stimulate a debate on more than mere gun control. Here's why.

Gun Violence Is Not Normal. Or Patriotic.

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for sane adults to insist that we elect sane adults who will act like sane adults and implement sane policy. There is no reason for us to be the most violent nation on earth (except for maybe Somalia), where gun violence is the norm.

Either Way, A Devastating Death

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Tiziana Dearing

Even if you weren't aware of Phoebe Prince, the story probably seems all too familiar these days. You feel a little sick to your stomach. You are stunned by yet another horrible story of virulent, unchecked bullying. What is happening in our schools? Our neighborhoods?

From Fearful Victim To Fearless Survivor!

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

This week I will not only be celebrating America, the land of the red, white, and blue. Instead, I will be celebrating myself, my journey, and the fact that, over the past five years, I've gone from fearful victim to fearless survivor!

No Violence Is Acceptable -- In a Prison or in a Locker Room

Bob Cowser | Posted 08.25.2012 | Crime
Bob Cowser

Reilly's implication that we want prisoners to continue to mete out street justice while locked up sends a mixed message of the worst kind. Let's not set these men up for failure by implying that violence is acceptable, expected, and that they're good for nothing else.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper On His Most Eye-Opening Experience

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper came to speak with me on Mondays With Marlo and shared a story about an event that opened his eyes and change...

An Interview with David Kennedy About Chicago Homicide

David Vognar | Posted 08.22.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

While David Kennedy's strategy is unlikely to quickly change the diverse causes of homicides or address non-violent crime, his logic may be wise. As more data come in, Chicago will see if the strategy is enlightened or not.

What Does a Gun Mean to You? (Video)

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Ahead of the history-making decision on the Arms Trade Treaty less than two weeks from now -- starting July 2 in New York at the United Nations -- the Control Arms Coalition set up a series of exclusive interviews with four high-profile personalities.

Military to Hold Conference on Escalating Suicides; Drugs Not Allowed

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Suicides and personal violence in the military have continued to escalate since some of us first began warning about these problems and their relationship to the simultaneously escalating prescription of psychiatric drugs to active duty soldiers.

Gun Control, Vigilante Justice... How About Some Anger Management?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As locals gathered at Café Racer in Seattle to mourn the deaths and memorialize the lives of its patrons recently killed at the hand of yet another "...

Kurdish Rebels Launch Deadly Attacks Against Turkish Military

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish rebels attacked Turkish military units with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades Tuesday in southeastern Turkey, spark...

Our Sapphire Sphere

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

The love that animates the slightest gesture that the eye never sees, the ear never hears, the skin never feels. How do I slide into our heart where love radiates?

100 Days of Gang Peace In El Salvador

Luis J. Rodriguez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Luis J. Rodriguez

For twenty years Mara Salvatrucha-13 and 18th Street brought devastating violence to the poor and war-torn country of El Salvador, helping make it the most violent country in the hemisphere.

Embattled Childhood: The Real 'T' in 'PTSD'

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

All the Danish soldiers who developed PTSD were much more likely to have suffered emotional problems and traumatic events prior to deployment. In fact, it wasn't traumatic war experiences that predicted the onset of PTSD, but rather childhood experiences of violence.

The Price of Peace

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

The most peaceful place in the world? It's not a California beach, nor the Scotland Highlands. For the second year in a row, Iceland ranks as the most...

Homelessness and Hand-to-Hand Combat

Christine Schanes | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Violence. We all know that some housed people fight with each other in physical, hand-to-hand combat. But why do some homeless people, living bereft...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

What Is it Like to be in an Abusive Relationship?

Quora | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User of Quora It is like not being able to breathe.That is my best description of it. M...

Janell Ross

Mexico's U.S. Ambassador Calls Gun Control Critique 'Gobbledygook' | Janell Ross | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

A Murder of Crows

Dennis Danziger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

Recently I attended a college graduation party for a former student I taught at Palisades Charter High School. When a fellow guest learned that I left PCHS to teach at Venice High School, he blanched.