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Recently I have spent time in Dubai, Turkey and Egypt.

The Difference Between Newtown and Boston

“One crime was committed by a person motivated by no cause or political interest and driven only by personal demons. Another crime was committed by two people whose actions were clearly driven by their religious and political beliefs. Under these circumstances, which of these terrible tragedies do you think would be considered an incident that could only be properly understood as something that ought to spur the nation to specific political actions?”

via The Difference Between Newtown and Boston.

Jonathan Tobin outlines the problem with the differences in our national response.

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