"I think there may be a bigger problem here. I am alive for a reason, and I will work for change. I owe that to my precious son."
A recurring theme in tragic multiple shootings over the past decade is that the perpetrator had a mental illness. While very few mentally ill people are mad gunmen, better treatment of mental illness would do more to reduce gun deaths than any additional gun control legislation.
Deeds takes up a cause in Virginia that the West Virginia Legislature and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin should rally around.
Seventy-two years ago today, the Japanese air force unleashed an unprovoked sneak attack on Pearl Harbor - "a date which will live in infamy," President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared.
The nation entered World War II with a resolve to win unconditional surrenders of Japan, Germany and Italy. The world owes a debt of gratitude to those brave men who fought and the heroes who died for freedom.
America needs to relearn the lesson of casting aside partisanship of working together.