In remembering Newtown, only one thing matters

The Red Sox and Yankees wore insigniae commemorating the Newtown massacre and observed a moment's silence.  It was a virtually meaningless gesture.  There's only one thing that will help. And that's to do at a national level a deal like that agreed on  yesterday by Connecticut lawmakers. Although crime is generally down, in recent years, mass killings …

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Will Newtown be any different?

How many times after a tragic shooting have we heard politicians say, in the guise of respect for the victims. "this isn't the time" to talk about gun control.   White House spokesman Jay Carney used the same language on Friday.  “There is, I’m sure, will be, rather, discussion of the usual Washington policy debates, but I …

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