Trigger Warning! A Poem About Societal Violence

Teacher and poet Andy Hall examines the absurdities of violence in our contemporary society and throughout history.

Orlando Weeps

There are so many questions and not enough answers. Orlando is in pain.

Four Solid Truths About Preventing School Shootings—and What We Can Do

Want to know the truth about preventing mass shootings in schools?

Why Are Most Violent People Male?

Andrew Smiler considers several reasons why violent people are more likely to be male than female.

All My Terrorists Are White

Counting the days between Neo and Nazi.

Do Age Restrictions on Video Games Need to Change?

Tom Hunt discusses the health factors involving heavily violent video games, and asks the question: at what age (or at any age) is this kind of media appropriate?

I’m Special and I Will Prove It, Even If It Kills You: Challenging Men’s Culture of Entitlement

Eduardo Garcia examines the common trend between school shooters and identifies a way to help break our kids of their dangerous sense of entitlement.

15 Years Later: How We Are All Columbine

We are all Columbine because we believe in hope and the good of humanity.

Going Home to Newtown

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.

Young Men Committing Violence: How Have We Failed Our Boys?

How do we talk honestly about the issue of male-perpetrated violence without casting masculinity as the cause? Because we know that the vast, vast majority of men are good citizens who are adding to the goodness of the world.

What Are You Prepared to Do?

In case of a violent attack, J. A. Drew Diaz says that it’s time to embrace the corollary to the Boy Scout motto: be prepared to fight back.

Before We Talk Gun Control, Let’s Talk Self Control

School counselor Mark Vander Ley sees the issue of gun control as a broader societal issue of individuals taking responsibility for oneself

Kids and Toy Guns: Pretend Battles Rage On, Long Past Newtown

With his kids, Carter Gaddis straddles a line between regulating imaginative gun play and banning it

What You May Not Know About Gun Violence and Suicide

Did you know that murder is not the type of gun violence that kills the most Americans?

News of Another School Shooting Interrupts VP’s Press Conference on Gun Control

In a moment that you can’t quite call ironic, CNN interrupts coverage of the VP’s gun control press conference with breaking news that another school shooting has occurred.

How Do We Talk to Boys About Violence?

At this point I think there is a very dangerous silence. And that’s not their fault. It’s ours.