| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:55 PM
In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colo., slaughter, the question went forth on all of the political chatter shows: "Will this reopen the debate over gun control?"
That's the script. When heinous monsters kill people with guns, we tend to talk about the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Colorado movie shooting suspect James Holmes was charged Monday with 24 counts of first-degree murder -- two counts for each of the 12 people killed in the shooting.
Twelve of the murder counts cite "deliberation," and 12 cite "extreme indifference" to...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
And so the nail is driven in. This is isolation; this is the coffin. And there are so many ways of saying it.
The social context of being human has been shattered for far too many people, and one manifestation of this is the eerie rise in...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The mysterious building at Lowry Air Force Base was surrounded by fortifications and barbed wire, with no-nonsense air police carrying machine guns and holding the leashes of ferocious German shepherds.
The base no longer exists and that building,...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Como parte del proceso de duelo posterior a una tragedia, los estadounidenses siempre quieren hablar — y hablar, y hablar. Es una lástima que tendamos a distraernos y hablar de las cosas equivocadas.
Sucedió nuevamente después del tiroteo en...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:32 AM
The psychiatrist treating the accused Colorado movie theater gunman was so concerned about his behavior that she mentioned it to her colleagues, saying he could potentially be a danger to others, CNN affiliate KMGH reported Wednesday, citing sources...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes appeared in court Thursday as attorneys for 17 news organizations, including CNN, asked the presiding judge to unseal the full court record in the case.
In a strange moment during the proceedings, a woman in the...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:33 PM
New court documents released Friday in the Colorado movie theater shooting reveal that suspect James Holmes "had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people" months before the July 20 massacre.
The new details about evidence gathered in...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:18 PM
A Christopher Dorner sighting was reported Sunday in my Northridge neighborhood. Helicopters swarmed, patrol cars roared up. The hardware store was evacuated and my favorite bakery roped off.
It turned out to be a false alarm — just some random...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:33 PM
The suspect in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting appears to have signed up for the dating website Match.com. James Holmes called himself "Classic_Jim" in his match.com profile, saying he was a 24-year-old from Aurora looking for "girls who like guys.".....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
While there were a few gracious questions for Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts regarding her health and who might fill in when she undergoes a bone marrow transplant for myelodysplastic syndrome (Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer,...