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Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, while in Davos for the World Economic Forum, I watched President Obama deliver what was a great State of the Union speech... for 2009. Proposing the establishment of a financial crimes unit in January 2012 is like waiting three years before sending firemen to the scene of an inferno. The speech was full of good proposals that will never happen in a year dominated by electioneering. The president's pre-speech embrace with Gabby Giffords took me back to last January, and that horrific Saturday in Tucson -- a tragedy that led to widespread agreement that what we needed as a country was, as Pima County's Sheriff Clarence Dupnik put it at the time, "a little soul searching." Unfortunately, in the year since then, our collective soul has gone largely unsearched -- and the gulf between our leaders' rhetoric and the reality millions are struggling with everyday has continued to widen.

Radley Balko

Three Months After Pima County SWAT Team Kills Jose Guerena: No Arrests, No Apologies

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.17.2011 | Crime

Jose Guerena, a 26-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran, was killed May 5 when a SWAT team broke into his home a little after 9:30 a.m. According to G...

Radley Balko

Arizona Cops Kill Former Marine In Botched Pot Raid

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

On May 5 at around 9:30 a.m., several teams of Pima County, Ariz., police officers from at least four different police agencies armed with SWAT gear a...

One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost

Peter Rhee | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Peter Rhee

Tucson is a peaceful place, not somewhere you expect to see many gunshot wounds. Fixing simple gaps in the law could mean the difference between a warzone and another beautiful day.

Sarah Palin: Not an Accessory

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

The criminal law concept of accessory has specific meaning and is not well understood by many smart people, and that may include Sarah Palin.

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Words Matter: How Media Can Build Civility or Destroy It

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah van Gelder

We can't know at this point what role media provocation may have played in Loughner's decision. Indeed, his actions raise as many questions about our policies on gun ownership and mental illness as they do about our political climate.

No Known Link Between Right-Wing Rhetoric and Tucson Tragedy

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Norman

Those who would censor obnoxious commentary, are blinded by good intentions. Speech restrictions are no less oppressive when imposed to promote civility. It's just one form of bullying used to combat another.

Rights Come with Responsibilities; the Right Shirks Theirs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Five years ago, a 47-year-old Missouri woman began a duplicitous on-line courtship through MySpace with a 13-year-old neighbor who once had been frien...

Joe Arpaio Defends Sarah Palin, Blasts Fellow Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio weighed in Tuesday on the aftermath of Saturday's shootings in Tucson, saying that any blame assigned to Sar...

Hasselbeck Tells O'Reilly: AZ Sheriff Making 'More Dangerous Country'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck appeared on Tuesday's "O'Reilly Factor" to discuss the Arizona shooting and her role as the only conservative ...

Arizona, Where the American Dream Went to Die

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

For much of the last generation, Arizona was held out as a promised land. But in 2011, the state is coming to represent a violent revolution of rising and failed expectations.

First Amendment Remedies: Hey, Sarah, Refudiate This

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

In the process of identifying the problem, we should take care not to create a new narrative that in turn demonizes others and thus continues the cycle of escalating antipathy.

Denouncing Violent Rhetoric, the Sheriff Gets it Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Nobody but Loughner can be blamed for Saturday's violence. But that does not absolve any of us from the duty to consider the impact of our words and to approach political discourse with honesty and responsibility.

True Threats

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

It is critical that we start thinking more seriously about how to arrest people who make serious violent threats.

Hate Speech the Right's Magic Bullet

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Russian playwright Anton Chekhov had a rule: If you show a gun in the first act, by the time the curtain falls, it has to be fired. For weeks and ...

The Vitriol in Our National Bloodstream

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Within a few hours of the Tucson shootings, the national political narrative transformed into a soul-searching query: How has our society come to this season in hell, and what must be done to heal us? The right's panic about this shift was palpable.

Megyn Kelly Debates AZ Sheriff About His Comments On Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Megyn Kelly debated Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, the man leading the investigation into the shooting in Arizona, about the sheriff's recent comm...

GOP Senator: Rhetoric Needs To Be Toned Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No official motive has been given for the shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six people dead and 14 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffo...

Amanda Terkel

Arizona Conservatives Criticize Sheriff For Post-Shooting Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the most pointed comments in the wake of Saturday's tragic shooting in Arizona regarding the dangers of vitriolic political disc...

Heroic Woman Charged Arizona Shooter, Averting 'Huge Greater Catastrophe'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik offered more details on how suspected Arizona shooter Jared Lou...

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Arizona 'Mecca For Prejudice & Bigotry'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and a number of others were wounded or killed in a shooting in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Pima Coun...

Jason Linkins

Pima County Sheriff Calls Arizona Law "Stupid," Will Not Enforce It (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Columnist George Will is of the opinion that Arizona's police officers are capable of handling the task that the state's draconian new anti-immigratio...