In yet another incident underscoring the prevalence of gun violence in the U.S., a gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding at least three others before being tackled by a student and arrested.
Despite any illusions some of us may still harbor about our manual dexterity and multitasking prowess behind the wheel, a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has found that text messaging and driving really don't mix. Surprise.
If you want to understand why the gun debate is so intense, look no further than Virginia, where Second Amendment advocates flaunt their rights in the faces of parents whose children have just been shot.
With his closing monologue from last week's "Real Time," Bill Maher took aim at the president and his followers, "the 29 percent of Americans who still think he's doing a heckuva job."
With enough money behind it, any ridiculous argument will find supporters, especially in Congress. It shouldn't take mass murder for politicians to realize the obvious: Guns kill people.
The superintendent of the Virginia state police has politely criticized NBC for airing the Virginia Tech shooter's video diatribe. The head of NBC News defended the decision to broadcast the footage, saying: "I'm not sure we'll ever fully understand why this happened, but I do think this is as close as we'll come to having a glimpse inside the mind of a killer."
Just 48 hours after Monday's tragedy, Virginia Tech students and faculty were jolted Wednesday morning by another scare. The AP reported that a police SWAT team descended upon an administrative building on campus to investigate a potential bomb threat linked to gunman Cho Seung-Hui, who killed himself Monday.