Some things about 2013 are easy to predict. We know that taxes are going to rise, and so will the federal debt. We know that there will be more guns in circulation at the end of the year than at the beginning.
Ebenezer Scrooge throws open his streetside shutters and shouts down to a boy in the street "What day is this?" Upon learning that the day is, in fact, Christmas day, the miser begins to live what readers know will be a changed life.
President Barack Obama was right when he said after the Newtown, Conn., massacre that America had not done enough to keep its children safe. He closed his comments by reading the names of the 20 first-graders killed in the slaughter.
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.
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