A Christian Science perspective: What real-life heroes can do today.
George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton will oversee the National Institute for Civil Discourse in Arizona, sparked by the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But history shows it faces an uphill battle.
Pundits aren’t solely to blame for the vitriol. They’re just giving us what we want. New media and the Internet heightened our symbiotic relationship – making everyone a demanding participant and sensational purveyor. To change our discourse we have to be masters, not slaves, to the cycle.
Bills to ban high-capacity gun ammunition clips and close the 'gun show loophole' have been introduced in Congress. The Tucson shootings demand a courageous effort by lawmakers to pass this legislation.
President Obama did not mention several hot-button topics during the State of the Union, such as abortion. But given the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., gun control was notable in its absence.
As the Justice Department decides whether to seek the death penalty for Jared Lee Loughner, the brutality of the Tucson shooting may reinvigorate US support for capital punishment.
Since the Tucson shooting on Jan. 8, federal gun control advocates have made little headway and many states are considering expanding gun rights. Why?
If Jared Lee Loughner's defense attorney, Judy Clarke, decides on an insanity plea, many experts believe it will fail. The burden of proof that the defense bears in such cases has grown in recent years.
America – and Congress – have changed during the past two decades, giving gun rights the upper hand in states and on Capitol Hill. The Gabrielle Giffords shooting hasn't changed that.
Despite gun control efforts in Congress in the wake of the Arizona shooting, it's unlikely that America will see more gun control laws. In fact, the opposite may happen, at least in Arizona.