| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Daniel Barden had woken up early on the last day of his life.
So after a game of foosball and a bowl of oatmeal, his father sat him down at the piano and taught him to play "Jingle Bells."
Mark Barden, a professional musician, nestled close to his 7-...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:00 PM
As he stood near the front door of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14, shattered glass near his feet, Monsignor Robert Weiss knew he was as close to evil as he would ever get.
Newtown police officers had asked the pastor of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
When students in the Los Angeles Unified School District return to school on Tuesday, they'll be met with beefed-up security in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
For the upcoming year, the nation's second-...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
More than 600,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students returned to class Tuesday after summer break and were greeted with enhanced security measures, new disciplinary rules and expanded health services.
The new safety programs follow in the wake...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states?
We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Despite the national horror at the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, the effort in Congress to enact any meaningful legislation to address gun violence appears increasingly at risk. The first casualty of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It is easy to dismiss the report released Tuesday by the National Rifle Association-financed school safety task force as nothing but an effort to change the topic from the broader issue of gun violence or especially gun control (even the watered-down...