| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:51 PM
OK, so the end of the world didn’t happen.
Time to regroup.
1. I guess I have to keep being a nice guy. I have a fantasy of being Bill Murray’s character in “Scrooged” for like a week ...
2. I suppose I...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:30 AM
The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams.
Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change in the hope that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later,...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Newtown, Connecticut, was full of grief, full of horror and -- despite the emergence of new details -- full of questions Sunday, two days after a school shooting massacre rocked the New England community.
Here are some of the latest developments about...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. is prompting new discussions on how to properly handle the issue of mental illness among young people.
People around the nation read a widely circulated essay titled "I am Adam Lanza's mom." Blogger Liza Long...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:47 AM
Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:34 PM
During the three-month debate over gun control in Connecticut, the name PTR Industries Inc. barely came up, but the Bristol manufacturer with 50 employees has become the first maker of military-style rifles to announce its exit from Connecticut since...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
In a community ravaged by indescribable tragedy, every individual act of kindness, every unexpected moment of joy takes on a special significance that only those who are living with it can truly understand.
So, when Loyola freshman Jason Crane organized...
| Apr 17, 2013
This week the U.S. Senate will discuss the expansion of criminal background checks for gun buyers. Just months after one of the deadliest mass shootings by a single American, leading lawmakers suggest support for gun control legislation is bleak, and...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- The gunman in the Newtown massacre fired 154 bullets from his Bushmaster military-style rifle in less than five minutes, killing 20 first-graders and six adults. He brought with him 10 large-capacity magazines, each holding up to 30 rounds,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- You know the feeling. You wake up filled with dread but, still groggy, you can't put your finger on the reason.
Possibilities flitter across the landscape of near-consciousness: An exam? A deadline? A speech? What day is it?
Oh my God,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:49 PM
During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes.
First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...