President Obama's Powerful Speech on Race

I love this quote, in particular: 


"On the other hand, in families and churches and workplaces, there’s a possibility that people are a little bit more honest, and at least you ask yourself your own questions about, am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can; am I judging people, as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would, I think, be an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy."  -- President Obama

President Obama's Remarks on Trayvon Martin - full transcript - The Washington Post

President Obama's Anguish - The New York Times 




“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” - President Barack Obama

WE - The Rachel Maddow Show - words by Rachel Maddow and poster by Peter Ziomek


Ending Gun Violence

We should be able to have a discussion about this matter. I fully support Mayors Against Illegal Guns. I live in Chicago and illegal guns put everyone here at risk. It's the same in many cities in America. We need to do something to restore order. I was heartened to hear Justice Scalia say that there are limits to the right to bear arms:


Supreme Court Justice Scalia Addresses Nation's Gun Laws - Washington Wire - WSJ


This morning a gunman entered a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and seven are dead. Aurora, Colorado is still reeling from the shootout there, and Gabby Gifford's gunman will plead guilty soon. Mayhem shouldn't be the law of the land, but that's what we've invited with this current approach to gun ownership.