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Meanwhile, on the other side of the world

This is a difficult piece to read with the Sandy Hook tragedy still so horribly fresh in our minds—but it's a subject Greenwald hammers on repeatedly, so he's not simply being opportunistic:

(The deaths of all children are tragedies)

And please take the time to view the brief embedded video clip.

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nodressrehersal
Dec. 20th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
As easily as we can be overwhelmed with tragic news, so, too, can we turn a blind eye and ear to it when it becomes a little TOO uncomfortable.

Sometimes, ignorance feels like bliss.
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 20th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
I like Greenwald because he challenges me to question my beliefs, especially the ones I have on the so-called War on Terror. He's on my must-read list along with Charlie Pierce.

And speaking of Pierce, this excerpt from a blog post today pretty much sums up his post-Sandy Hook attitude:

We must begin with the scramble in several places to put in place legislation to arm teachers. This has been the most instructive example of the difference between the two political tribes in our country and how they work their wills through the process. One side is asking for the beginning of a "serious national conversation" about gun violence. The other side is setting about passing laws that will entrench the status quo that everybody else says is already insupportable and that will create that new reality-TV series, Fort Apache: The Band Room.


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