Could these awful events in Tucson really forge a national “cooling off period?”
Many would make the case that American tragedies are exploited by media and government elites to manipulate public sentiment.
But even if that’s true, I believe there is an American community that grieves, celebrates and grows together.
Despite my dedicated opposition to George Bush, for example, I was moved four years ago by his memorial speech after the Virginia Tech massacre.
Americans look to the president for comfort. read more »