David Von Drehle writes in Time that the Passover-eve shootings at the Jewish Community Center in suburban Kansas City were obviously a hate crime. The police, he says, are being professionally cautious, but notes that “if history teaches anything, it’s the sad fact that when a gunman seeks out a Jewish center and opens fire, the motive is hate of an ancient vintage.”
Justice John Paul Stevens says we can fix the Second Amendment and address the national tragedy that is death by gunfire with just five words. Via the Washington Post.
A mother’s moving speech in Overland Park, Kansas, where she lost her father and son in the shootings. Via Diana Reese in the Washington Post.
Every president gets reconsidered, nearly always for the better. On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, LBJ gets his turn. Via Al Hunt at Bloomberg.
Elizabeth Warren says she’s not running for president. But she has written a book, “A Fighting Chance” that reads like one a (very good) presidential candidate would write. Via the New Yorker.
Does Don Draper really represent American society? His creator, Matthew Weiner, thinks so. Via the Atlantic.