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$100 Million Connecticut School Shooting Lawsuit

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 12.30.2012 | Crime

-- A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the s...

'Right-Wing Social Engineering' Still Strong Despite Democratic Gains in 2012

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Obama and the Democrats' willingness to accept cuts to Social Security in the form of the gimmicky "chained CPI" right after an election where no candidate for federal office campaigned on it shows that the Right's long-term project of undoing the New Deal marches on despite the electorate's wishes.

Gun Lovers, as 'Normal' Now as Segregationists Once Were

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Do we really have the courage to stop the marketing of the culture of death that only brightens the fatal allure of its instruments? Not unless we can curb not only gun abuses but also our gladiatorial diet of doom.

'Fly High Angels': Americans Mourn The Newtown Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Crime

In the wake of the shooting on Friday in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 students and six staff members dead at Sandy Hook Elementary, Americans have sho...

Speculating About Adam Lanza's Mental State

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

At this point, any comment on the psychiatric profile of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man responsible for these murders, is complete hearsay. By themselves, these traits do not indicate any diagnosis at all, although we have been quick to dissect them in the search for meaning.

The Newtown Shootings: Mourning the Loss of Children Taken So Suddenly Away

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

We don't necessarily "recover." We may never "get over it." Instead, we may wrap ourselves in the wisdom gained from loss. We may learn that life means even more to us than we realized before our loved one was taken away.

Children's Mental Health After the Shooting in Newtown

Eva Alisic, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Alisic, Ph.D.

In the wake of a disaster of horrific impact and proportions, many wonder about children's responses to traumatic events and how best to support them.

Talking to Children About the School Shooting

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

We are all reeling today in the aftermath of the school shootings in Connecticut. It is impossible to imagine the impact on the families who lost children, those whose children were spared but so profoundly traumatized and the rest of us who bear witness from afar to the unthinkable.