| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Re. "Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel," (Jan. 9): Chuck Cassity has the gun issue about as upside-down as a person can.
To begin, he cites "the hysterical pleadings from the gun-haters." The only hysteria I've heard is from his side of the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
NEWTOWN -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically wounded in a 2011 shooting rampage in Arizona, met with Sandy Hook Elementary School families Friday afternoon, as a renewed campaign to tighten federal gun laws grew more...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 31 years in local law enforcement, I'd often tell myself that I had seen and experienced every act of cruelty man can inflict.
In light of the despicable act of violence this month in Newtown, Conn., I was clearly wrong. We are learning more,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
A few things you won't hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown school massacre:
•Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.
•In fact, the high point for...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:01 PM
I was touched when I read the letter from Huntington Beach resident Carolyn Crockett regarding the kindness she has been shown in local venues around our town ("Thanks to you all for being there," Jan. 17).
It inspired me to share my own similar...
| Jan 11, 2011
Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59.
The cause was...
| Jan 4, 2012
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recently gave her first public interview since she was shot in the head almost a year ago. Her journey — from critically ill patient to someone whose personality was largely intact but still struggled with words...
| Apr 26, 2012
Former White House chief of staff William Daley on Wednesday offered his prescription for fixing a politically polarized Washington: imposing congressional term limits, doubling House terms to four years and ending archaic Senate rules.
The brother of...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The best material in Tom Zoellner's "A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America" comes at the beginning: a moment-by-moment breakdown of the events of Jan. 8, 2011, when, at a...