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Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with domestic violence on the rise, it is an important time to face this difficult issue.

Domestic Violence: A Month of Awareness but a Daily Occurrence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Although I am glad that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I've been an emergency room doctor for 17 years -- for me, every day is domestic violence awareness day.

Romney, the Single Mom and the AK-47

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rob Brooks

Each candidate was asked what they would do to keep assault rifles off the streets. So profoundly does Romney believe in the changing of culture, that he pivoted directly to a beloved conservative talking point: single mothers.

True Educational Improvement

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

How is it possible to truly have the same opportunities as students in other parts of the city, state, and country when you have to think about your own mortality EVERY day as you walk to and from school?

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...

WATCH: Teen Brutally Attacks Teacher In Alley

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

An English teacher in Pittsburgh was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises after he was violently sucker-punched by a teen student while passing ...

Ban My Book. Please!

Dennis Miller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Dennis Miller

I was part of a discussion with five librarians in our university library last week about Banned Book Week. I got some fascinating insights on the pressures librarians have in selecting titles to purchase.

Where Are the Victims?

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Eileen Flanagan

As activists, we need to think seriously about what language we use to describe ourselves and other people who have experienced any form of violence, including the violence of having a home poisoned by a gas company or a son killed by indifference to worker safety.

Muslims Abroad Should Respect the American Tradition of Free Speech as They Debate Their Own

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Muslims should not be so quick to complain when others demonstrate their lack of respect for Islam if they fail to make any real progress towards understanding the societal norms of other nations, in this instance the complexity of free speech rights and traditions in the United States.

Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

Top 3 Must See Domestic Abuse PSA's

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
C. Cryn Johannsen

Domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking -- could also be defined as bullying -- are not issues exaggerated in crime dramas on primetime TV in the US. Here's the painful truth: domestic violence is spreading, and destroying the lives of millions and millions of people.

War on Words -- Obsolete?

Linda Durnell | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Linda Durnell

Can we create a benchmark for dialog that fosters consensus without diminishment? Is it possible to communicate in such a way that strengthens our relationships? Can we find our way back to communication that leaves everyone feeling understood and respected?

Kevin Smith's Exclusive Stalker-azzi Story and Reddit AMA Questions

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

What began as an innocent attempt by Kevin to enjoy the outdoors with his mini dachshund and get some exercise ended up turning into a crazy encounter with a fan who just happened to be camping in his car with "the longest telephoto lens in the world."

Seven Years Later For Federico Aldrovandi

Ilaria Cucchi | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Ilaria Cucchi

This evening is the final destination for an incredibly difficult, tragic journey that began here with the end of Federico Aldrovandi's life. It began when he was murdered by four police officers without any explanation.

Violence and Brotherhood Move Story Forward in End of Watch

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

End of Watch has the odd-angle, hand-held-camera feel of a documentary. Police cruisers are equipped with camera and even gang members carry video-cameras around to record their exploits. Social media and its record-and-share-it-now aesthetic are apparent.

Reflection: My Love/Hate Relationship With Chicago

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Youth Radio has been following the teacher strike in Chicago that ended on Tuesday, with an overwhelming vote by teachers to return t...

WATCH: Jesus’ Death And The Future Of Violence: Mark 9:30-37

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

The question lingers unanswered through time, waiting for us: Is God really OK with something like this? Couldn't God's relinquishment of Jesus be tantamount to moral negligence? Couldn't there be a neater, more peaceful solution?

You Give Muslims a Bad Name

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Ruzan Sarwar

If the Muslim world, with all its law-abiding, productive moderates and progressives, allows itself to fall victim to its extremist factions, there will never be peace.

Why Hide After Shouting 'Fire' In A Crowded Theatre?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

My beef with all these so called champions of free speech who feel so strongly about broadcasting their hateful views, yet run for cover when threatened: Why do these people leave innocent Americans to pay the price of their irresponsible acts? Why don't they man up?

The Work Of Memory

John Thatamanil | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
John Thatamanil

Many, especially in New York, remember 9/11 because they cannot forget; the traumatic grip of memory is severe and unrelenting. What can "Never forget!" mean for those who have no choice in the matter?

Why Women Love 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Jennifer Hamady

The requirement of pleasure, delivered by a gorgeous, skilled, and smitten someone who knows our bodies and desires better than we do.... Is there really any question as to why these books are so popular?

Don't Throw Acid On Islam's Face

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

More than 80 percent of all acid attacks are committed against women. Men are the common denominator -- not Islam. No sizable race, religion, country or custom is immune from this vile crime.

The Problem Politics Can't Solve

Elad Nehorai | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Much in the way we have gotten used to taking pills to solve our emotional issues as a country, we believe that all our problems can be solved with an external act. But shootings are exposing something. Something that America needs to see if it plans to thrive again as a nation.

Make Bullying History: Stopping Violence Before It Starts

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Rep. Mike Honda

We must acknowledge publicly that we have a bullying epidemic in America. This is a problem that is both profound and pervasive.

Has Tony Perkins Seen The Light On Hate Speech?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Never has the moment seemed more opportune to forge consensus around an overdue new rule in the culture wars. Starting now, can we all please watch our words?