In his Sunday night speech, Obama tries to calm a nation’s fears while at the same time also labeling the San Bernardino attack a terrorist act designed to kill innocent people. Meanwhile, Republicans say it’s not enough in either case. Via The New York Times.
Judge for yourself.
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Obama’s Oval Office address was given in a time and place that reflected his own struggles to be heard amid the noise of the political season. Via The Washington Post.
Guns and terror and San Bernardino and a father of six who was killed by terrorists. He coached a soccer team of 5-year-old girls that had a princess theme. Via The New Yorker.
Ross Douthat: Liberalism’s gun problem: Where liberalism and illiberalism meet.
In a must-read story in The Washington Post, Eli Saslow writes of a mass-shooting survivor’s life in Oregon and the unending extent of the wound.
The Strip: A gun culture Christmas, via The New York Times.
The latest New York Daily News cover on guns in America: Everything Is Awesome. Via The Week.
If Exxon/Mobil now admits that climate change is real, why won’t Republicans? Via The Washington Post.
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