WASHINGTON - In today's world of social media, where everyone's every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn't ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired.
So here we are again, trying to make sense out of senseless tragedy, tragedy made even more horrific by the fact that most of the victims were small children. And the news media, doing what they're paid to do, have been analyzing the Newtown, Conn.
By Cal Thomas
Tribune Media Services
Trying to explain an evil act like the one that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is on a par with explaining how the universe was formed.
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 6:41pm
The enactment of a so-called right- to-work law by the state of Michigan this week is indeed, as the news media have described it, a blow against the union movement. Michigan, of all places. But it is also a blow against fairness and common sense.
Reality-check time. By returning the same political alignment to Washington in the last election, the American people in effect decided that solving the country's budget problems will involve increasing revenue.
With no improvement in our rate of burning fossil fuels since the early warnings of Al Gore’s 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” the massive dominos of global warming and climate change have started to fall.