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Alcohol, Marijuana and Murder

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime
Norm Stamper

If it is true, as the Associated Press is suggesting, that alcohol may have been a factor in last weekend's slaughter in Afghanistan it would reinforc...

Yes, Rush Limbaugh Even Defended That War Criminal You've Been Reading About

Larry Womack | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
Larry Womack

Rush Limbaugh's statements about Joseph Kony reveal a man who is not just sexist and socially backward, but either dangerously delusional or completely amoral.

Faith Fueled Violence Invades Video Games

Greg Perreault | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Greg Perreault

As game technology has increased and censorship decreased, so has its ability to tell a story. Now, game developers are tapping into the great conversations of Western civilization. The role of religion in games can't be ignored.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mike Wallis and Inge Rademeyer on Good for Nothing

Dan Persons | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With Mike Wallis directing, writing, and producing and Inge Rademeyer as star and fellow producer, Good for Nothing takes advantage of its much-vaunted New Zealand locales for some Sergio Leone/John Ford impact, and throws in some impertinent, Kiwi attitude for kicks.

Boy Set On Fire By Teens, Police Say

Posted 03.06.2012 | Crime

Two teenagers allegedly attacked a 13-year-old boy and set him on fire with gasoline in what police in Missouri are investigating as a possible hate c...

Lot of Blood on Lots of Hands

Joe Lapointe | Posted 04.29.2012 | Crime
Joe Lapointe

Tonight, one student is dead and at least two more fight for their lives because of the American culture of gun violence and the political cynicism of the NRA and our politicians.

6-Year-Old In Carjacking Is Third Child Shot In Detroit This Month

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime

A 6-year-old boy was shot and critically injured during a carjacking in Detroit on Sunday, marking the third pre-teen gunfire victim in the area in le...

Ben Affleck Joins Facebook To Teach Philanthropy Lesson

Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact

Ben Affleck heard 2012 calling and decided to answer by joining Facebook. But the "Good Will Hunting" star isn't looking to promote his on-screen gigs...

The Reality of Reality TV

Amanda Espitia | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
Amanda Espitia

Reality TV has become a major part of our culture. On one hand, they are fun, entertaining and introduce me to new worlds. But then there is the more disconcerting side of reality TV.

Reverence For The Sacred Land: A Response To Endemic Violence In Central America

Tobias Roberts | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Tobias Roberts

That which is sacred, cannot co-exist with nor tolerate violence.

Republican Candidates and Congress Quit Climate Change; Private Sector Counters, Creating Consumer Label

Michael Shank | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Michael Shank

We need more of this kind of innovativeness and initiative. The climate isn't cooling anytime soon and it's clear that climate talks will continue to be inconclusive. So companies and consumers, the ball is in your court.

American War Crimes: Commanders' Responsibility

Seth Engel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Crime
Seth Engel

As with any country involved in violent trauma, critically reflecting upon the crimes' occurrence, causes and prevention is a necessary process for the sake of the population's own mental well-being. After 9/11, America replaced self-reflection with going to war.

Pinker: Pollyanna of Peace?

John Feffer | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
John Feffer

In his new book, the Harvard psychologist urges us to ignore what we read, what we see, and what our common sense is telling us. The world is not getting more violent. In fact, the world has become demonstrably less violent.

Our Drug War Is the Virus Spreading Our Violent Economy to Mexico

Stephen Hren | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Stephen Hren

It's not that there aren't millions or even tens of millions of Americans that are trying to solve our problems creatively and help create a just and egalitarian society, it's just that they have no power or voice. Consider the drug war.

A Resident Reports on Northern Nigeria

Margee Ensign | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Margee Ensign

From the air the city looks like any other on a Sunday afternoon-many children were out playing soccer and thousands of motorcycles could be seen movi...

The Dangerous Relationship Between Economics And Abuse

Donna Addkison | Posted 03.11.2012 | Women
Donna Addkison

Understanding the depth of financial abuse that accompanies physical abuse and responding to both gives survivors greater protection and a more solid foothold to rebuild their lives and futures.

Teens Charged With Beating Classmate In Court

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Crime

OCALA, Fla. — A judge has placed seven central Fla. teens on home detention after they were charged with punching and kicking a 13-year-old girl...

Explosion Kills At Least 11 People In Damascus

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Friday at a busy Damascus intersection, killing 25 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack in the Syrian ...

Urban Violence Is a National Crisis

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Violence and crime are happening in schools in cities like Camden and other poor urban centers throughout the country. Our families have come together to object the violence in our city.

House Punt on Payroll Deal Highlights Need for Radical Reform

Michael Shank | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

America's tendency is to pursue policies that react primarily to violence, not aim to prevent it. As a result, not only is America less economically prosperous, it is less peaceful. The way forward, then, is to learn from what the index is telling us.

Ron Dicker

The Ultimate Battle For New York | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which allows foes to punch, kick, wrestle and choke each other, is a billion-dollar global enterprise that cannot ...

Violence Erupts On 'Teen Mom 2'

Posted 02.12.2012 | TV

Jenelle Evans' dramatic decision to stop living with her mother so she could be with her boyfriend is working about as well as her mother predicted on...

Yoga Nonprofit Helps Inner-City Kids Manage Anger

Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

When brothers Ali and Atman Smith returned to their childhood home in Baltimore, Md., after college they were shocked by the violence, poverty and "la...

One Season to Go: An Introduction

Michael Evans | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Michael Evans

I love basketball. Well, I don't really love the strategy, the competition, or even actually playing the game. I love the camaraderie a player has with his teammates, and I love the role a coach can play in a kid's life.

Kim Kardashian: Domestic Abuser?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 02.01.2012 | Celebrity
Hayley Rose Horzepa

People are horrified over Kim Kardashian taking a closed fist swing at husband Kris Humphries. Despite the entire scenario being caught on camera, many viewers are still wondering, is this domestic violence?