Officials describe Jared Loughner as a lone actor who is mentally unbalanced. Despite the uniqueness of the case, the Arizona shooting raises big issues, from lax gun laws to demonization in political discourse.
White House 'drug czar' Gil Kerlikowske lays out his most thorough arguments yet against marijuana legalization. They help clear up confusion over White House drug policy, and can serve as talking points for parents and officials.
Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell was drawn to the 1991 case of Marine Corps Col. James Sabow. Investigators said the officer committed suicide, but others – including his brother – are sure he was murdered.
Marine Col. James Sabow was found dead in 1991. Official investigations ruled his death a suicide, but members of his family disagree. The case has come up again because it appears that the gunman in the Pentagon shooting may have commented on the case online.
John Patrick Bedell, the gunman identified by authorities in the Pentagon shooting, harbored intense antigovernment feelings. But where he fell on the political spectrum – right wing vs. left wing – is not only unclear, but it also may not be what's germane in the case.