After Arizona, Will Prophetic Voices Emerge?

In eulogizing victims of the Arizona shootings, President Obama urged Americans “to use words that heal, not wound.” In the days since the shooting, political pundits have used the tragedy to forward their own political agenda. Thus, the left has called...

Reckless Words Often Lead to Disaster

Our democracy is a fragile thing. The noble experiment we call the United States rests on the principle of mutual respect for one another. The question is as old as we are as a nation: Are ordinary human beings capable of governing themselves? No other country has...

Time to Call Out Strident Rhetoric of Extremists

Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz., has prompted sober reflection. Much of the response has centered around the partisan rhetoric that marks our political stage. The question is: Does that rhetoric invite this particular incident and others like it? I...