The tragedy is bound to reopen our gun control debate and the assertion by Second Amendment fundamentalists that gun control is unconstitutional, writes Rich Barlow. They're wrong.
In a world of mass shootings and rampant gun violence, Barbara Beckwith, a former gun owner and one-time hunter, reconsiders the gun as just another toy.
Alex Green writes that Trump's words play brinksmanship with the notion of assassination in a country that has a long history of dangerous innuendo, political violence and murdered public figures -- including presidents.
One day we look back on this time and measure our government’s response to the chaos.
Despair is worse than lazy; it is evil. This is no time to give up, change the subject, and “just get on our with our lives.”
An activist and Black Lives Matter supporter wonders why she’s afraid to watch viral videos of these episodes. A special, off-cycle edition of Heavy Meddle.
John Winters, an arch-liberal, says the sit-in over a gun control vote was a bust, and for good reason.
Steve Almond says there is a more direct means of making your voice heard on gun violence in this country: Divest from the gun industry.
Joanna Weiss proposes a bipartisan shortlist of things we should be able to agree on, post-Orlando.
Erika Fine responds, in verse, to the the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Janna Malamud Smith says that our best opportunity to diminish the violence is to carry on the conversation with each other, to donate blood rather than wantonly shed it.
Following the shootings, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee went on a self-congratulatory rant on Twitter. “I called it,” he wrote.
These crimes take place because the U.S. continues to define liberty as a virtually unconditional right to acquire the tools of mass murder.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not been allowed to collect data on gun violence in America. The dean of the Boston University School of Public Health hopes that's about to change.
Two epidemics. Thousands of deaths. So why aren't our leaders attacking these crises with equal urgency, funding and legislation?
In this year’s Republican presidential primary, the Ohio governor's moderate, level-headed persona might actually be doing him a disservice.
While Obama is quick to blame Congress for Washington dysfunction, he is often slow to acknowledge his own role.
Proffering peace requires stepping away instead of provoking, contemplating instead of venting, and testing fears against reality before reengaging.
Why is the gun industry exempt from the same civil liability that every other producer of commercially available products faces?
In the wake of Newtown, San Bernardino and too many others, it sometimes feels like we are well on our way to national acquiescence.