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Dana Liebelson

Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and ...

Why They Attack Schools

Michael Roth | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Why are schools and universities the scenes of such violence? Is it because schools, with all their problems, remain for us places of hope and optimism?

Do Mass Shootings Like Newtown Actually Reduce Support for Gun Control?

John A. Tures | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

The increased demand for more gun rights predates the election of President Barack Obama. Sure gun control support increased as the overall crime rate fell in the 1990s, but also fell as the crime rate continued to decline in the following decade.

Newtown -- Two Years Later

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Shannon Watts

When people discuss school shootings, what immediately comes to mind are those like Sandy Hook that shatter entire communities within minutes, even seconds. And yes, mass shootings take a devastating toll, but they are not the only senseless acts of gun violence that threaten our schools.

Sandy Hook Gave Me Perspective: God Bless Our Mess

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

I walked back into the room of my youngest child, just 8, crawled under his covers, bruised my butt on a light saber and closed my eyes. I prayed for all the families in Newtown, CT, and humbly gave thanks for receiving the gift of more time on this earth to relish the disarray of being the mother of three boys.

Five Reasons the NRA Is Losing, Two Years After Newtown

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Two years ago this Sunday, 20 children and six educators were brutally gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut, the town where I grew up. Our nation rightfully has not been able to forget that day. Nor have we stopped fighting for effective policies that would dramatically reduce gun death and injury.

The Gun Lobby and the Cross Lobby, Two Years Later

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

In the past two years, there have been 95 additional school shootings. Another 60,000 Americans have died by gun violence. Is the cross lobby no match for the gun lobby?

In Newtown, Mental Health Problems Still Emerging

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Ho...

Sandy Hook Principal's Daughter Remembers the Last Day She Saw Her Mother

Erica Lafferty | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Erica Lafferty

This year, I ask you all to honor my mother's life with action. I ask you all to take one small step to honor her, and all of the others whose lives were taken far too soon by gun violence.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Almost 100 School Shootings Have Occurred Since Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred in the two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a report rel...

Here's How You Can Honor The Newtown Victims

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and community organize...

More Time for Marysville-Pilchuck

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Andrew Fryberg died November 7th at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two weeks after being shot in the head by his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

A Rudder for the Rudderless

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

If you haven't seen the masterful William H. Macy movie, Rudderless, you need to. And if you have seen it and are wrestling with something please read on. Moreover, if you felt there was a lack somewhere, anywhere, consider how to find the composure to read on.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republican Candidate For Connecticut Governor Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, has spent much of his campaign criticizing the state's sweeping gun con...

A Conversation About How To Keep Children Safe In A Home With A Gun

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Each day, eight children and teens under the age of 20 die from gun violence in the U.S. These deaths -- from school shootings, guns being fired at ho...

Focusing on Closing the Gender Gap in School Shootings

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

We need to find out how to prevent every school shooting, but focusing on the overwhelming male incidence of these tragic events may be helpful.

GOP Candidate Apologizes For Newtown Truther Remarks

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were...

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

The Department Of Education Gives Millions More To Newtown

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Newtown school district, where a gunman shot and killed 20 grade school children and six educators, is receiving more mon...

Ferguson: Taking Steps to Support a Path Forward

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Mo., there are three questions we must ask ourselves: What are we to make of what is happening there? How can Ferguson not be the victim of empty promises of aid and justice that so often come after tragic events? And how can the community productively move forward?

Mom Of Sandy Hook Students Explains What It Was Like To Send Her Kids Back To School

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Mom Sarah Walker Caron, whose son and daughter attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, sent her children back to school just three and a half weeks after...

Sabrina Siddiqui

American Families More Worried About School And Gun Violence Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connectic...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Really Doesn't Want To Discuss Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, is critical of the state's sweeping gun control laws passed after the 2012 elementary...

Please Help Our Boys

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

"The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying ...

Let's Talk Real Solutions: Mental Health in The U.S.

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

Those with serious mental illness are more often the victims of violence rather than the perpetrators. The stigma abounds and of course this too is a diversion away from the real issues - funding and priority.