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.
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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