The Ground Zero flag was displayed at Christina Taylor Green's funeral, Thursday. Green was born on Sept. 11, 2001.
Calls for unity in response to the Arizona shooting are seen as an opportunity for the civility movement to tackle partisan rancor.
President Obama, at the Jan. 12 memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz, urged the nation to move beyond finger-pointing to healing, constructive conversation. How do you do that? Laura Chasin, founder of The Public Conversations Project, an organization that helps individuals, organizations, and communities converse constructively on issues of conflict, offers pointers for breaking the argument habit.
Some of President Obama's sharpest critics – from Glenn Beck to Pat Buchanan – spoke positively of his speech at the memorial service in Tucson Wednesday. But the collegial tone will be tested next week with a repeal of health-care reform on the docket.
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.
Christina Green was the nine-year-old girl who was one of six people shot and killed by alleged gunman Jared Loughner last Saturday in Tucson. Christina Green was outside a local grocery store that day to meet Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was also shot.
Gabrielle Giffords would want the work of her congressional office to continue, her staff says. But reminders of change are all around as people pay tribute to Gabrielle Giffords and the others shot Saturday.
The idea that we can overcome our history and our baser instincts is the message great leaders send in times of tragedy and tension. It is the stuff of great speeches, and it is what President Obama gave the nation Wednesday night.
President Obama applauds Daniel Hernandez, an intern for US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona, who helped her after she was shot on Jan. 8 during a shooting rampage that killed six people and left 14 injured. President Obama was attending 'Together We Thrive: Tucson and America,' a memorial service for the victims, in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 12.
At a memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, President Obama sought to move beyond finger-pointing to healing. He said of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed: 'I want to live up to her expectations.'