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WASHINGTON -- Most of our top elected officials probably didn't notice -- they were too busy making fools of themselves over an idiotic budget "crisis" of their own manufacture -- but something worth remembering happened in Washington this week: A...
Timely information about the Newtown tragedy would answer a horrified public's questions about murders of 27 people Dec. 14. It could also better guide the legislature as it makes policy choices in reaction to the crime. Yet so far, lawmakers, the...
Tags: Judges, Murder, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice, Danbury
Violent video games featuring multiple killings and assorted other mayhem aren't advisable for children. But should they be banned or otherwise restricted by the state? That's the subject of bills recently introduced in the General Assembly. The...
The Hartford CourantAmong the stories of vigils and bravery from Sandy Hook, one painful reflection was "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." Written by Liza Long, it details a mother's unsuccessful attempt to obtain mental health services for her verbally abusive and mentally...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Environmental Issues, Family, Mental Health
The philosopher Kahlil Gibran's meditation on children is a touching favorite among parents who have read "The Prophet." In it, he captures perfectly the helplessness we feel as our children go out into the world, into the future, and necessarily...
Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback....
President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association do agree on something: No amount of legislation can prevent every evil act. In his remarks on gun violence Wednesday, Obama acknowledged what gun enthusiasts have been saying for decades:...
Capitol IdeasYo! I got a Harrisburg-style democracy for yous about violence and guns. In one section of the Capitol on Wednesday, state and local police joined with teachers to discuss school safety before the state Senate Education and Veterans Affairs and......
The Hartford CourantShortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
The Hartford CourantAdam Lanza blasted his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He fired a half-dozen thunderous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle to open a hole big enough to step through in one of the school's glass doors. Once inside, he had to make a choice....
Tags: Gaming, Teaching and Learning, Laws, Shootings, Psychologists
Nicole Kidman has been pushing in some unusual directions lately. But that adventurousness takes on an entirely new dimension in Chan-wook Park’s “Stoker,” a movie focusing on an unstable woman who lives in a Gothic house (Kidman), her...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelThe highlights Tuesday night: 1. “NCIS” will give Rocky Carroll a dramatic workout as Director Leon Vance, who's still mourning his slain wife. In the episode at 8 on CBS, Vance finds disturbing information that CBS says “causes him to...
Mar 1, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Feb 27, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Mar 8, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Mar 8, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Dec 26, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Jan 17, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 14, 2013 | Allentown Morning Call
Feb 17, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Dec 15, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jan 30, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 19, 2013 | Orlando Sentinel
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