Wiretap: Obama on the San Bernardino shooting

Calming words

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.

The speech

Judge for yourself.

Standing out

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.

Father gone

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.

Gun trouble

Ross Douthat: Liberalism’s gun problem: Where liberalism and illiberalism meet.

Aftermath

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.

Christmas blast

The Strip: A gun culture Christmas, via The New York Times.

Front page

GOP candidates denounce the New York Times front-page editorial on gun control. Via Politico.

Cover up

The latest New York Daily News cover on guns in America: Everything Is Awesome. Via The Week.

Catch up

If Exxon/Mobil now admits that climate change is real, why won’t Republicans? Via The Washington Post.

Photo credit: The White House

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