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'Is It Safe Yet?' How To Talk To Your Children About The Arizona Shootings

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Young children look to their parents for safety and pick up whether it's safe, not just from what their parents say, but from their tone of voice and from what they do.

'Hiccup Girl,' Jennifer Mee, Was Transient Before Murder, Cops Say

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he m...

Mehserle Sentenced to 2 Years

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Brett Myers LOS ANGELES-Judge Robert ...

The Death Cults Among Us

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

Canadians love the iconography of big wildlife, like wolves, grizzly bears and cougars. Unfortunately, this fascination with animal symbolism fails to translate into policies that further the conservation and welfare of these large carnivores.

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats: The Definitive Reason

Jesse Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jesse Shapiro

I've always been a dog guy. I think most sane people feel the same way. I'll go so far as to say that 98% of all house cats would kill you if they could.

Power Plant Attacked In Russia, 2 Killed

AP | SERGEI VENYAVSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Two carloads of assailants attacked a hydroelectric station in southern Russia early Wednesday, killing two workers and ...

Six New Orleans Police Charged in Post-Katrina Killings, But Activists Say Deeper Change is Needed

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Federal officials charged six current and former New Orleans police officers in connection with the killing of civilians in the days after Katrina. But the media has missed the real story: corruption and violence are endemic to the NOPD.

Post Earthquake, Some Nasty Voices On Battered Haiti

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Most of the country's trees had long since been chopped down for firewood. Much of the topsoil had washed away and when the rain got heavy, the bare hills and mountains became launch pads for floods.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

A Mossad Killing in Dubai

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

The assassination of Hamas Commander Mahmoud al Mabhouh: Israel's disregard for international boundaries may hinder the carte blanche it considers its birthright.

Sam Stein

Muslim, Arab Groups Condemn Fort Hood Shooting, Brace For Backlash | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arab and Muslim political groups are bracing themselves for a wave of anger and attacks after news broke on Thursday that the primary suspect behind t...

All Hail the Felonious Ex-Con -- Michael Vick

Paul Mecurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Mecurio

Vick has paid his debt to society. Yes, he practiced killing and torture and violated the code of conduct he was sworn to uphold. That doesn't make him a monster. That makes him Dick Cheney.

Ambassador Verveer on Congo's Rape Crisis: Unspeakable Brutality and Highly Emotional Encounters

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Ambassador Melanne Verveer leads the charge against the heinous atrocities in the Congo.

The House I Live In

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

What is America to me A name, a map, or a flag I see A certain word, democracy What is America to me Lyrics by: Abel Meeropol Well into m...

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.

You May Be Surprised: A Marine Mom and Army Officer Discuss How War Can End

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deanie Mills

I am pro-military. I am also opposed -- and have been from the very beginning -- to the Iraq war.

Video for Change: The ICC and Justice for Child Soldiers in the DRC

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

The International Criminal Court commenced its first trial Jan 26, and I am inspired by the myriad and unprecedented ways video and technology have been incorporated into the proceedings.

Human Rights in Moscow

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


The Grinning Skull

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

While the media demonized the New Orleans' black population for crimes that turned out not to have happened, they ignored the group of white men who went on a shooting spree across the river.

The Gentler Gamester is the Soonest Winner

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

As American and Indian intelligence continue to point to the Pakistani militant organization as responsible for last weeks attacks in Mumbai, I hope they've read a new report from the National Intelligence Council.

Next Administration Must Address Conflict in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

The humanitarian crisis in Congo has worsened, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It is time for world leaders to take on this issue and contribute to bringing an end to the conflict.

Palin's Blood Spatter Glasses on Back Order

Deanne Stillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deanne Stillman

According to the Wall Street Journal, women can't wait to get their hands on the Kawasaki frames that Sarah Palin favors. Evidently, these versatile ...

Atchafalaya: Floods, Fear, Snakes and Murder

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Georgianne Nienaber

Image: Outrunning the Fear Blood coagulated between the eyes of the water moccasin like the Hindu bindi as its flaccid five-foot length dangled fr...