The Newtown murders of 20 first-graders didn't suddenly go away, but the story has sort of gone away in the feckless mass media and the cable TV news shows….the breathless media and the talking heads are endlessly chasing the next blowout news sensation.
E. J. Dionne, in the Washington Post, has again sagely offered a calm jolt to our communal sensibilities: his column last Sunday simply referred to the routine daily toll of gun deaths in America as "slow-motion mass murder." Read it here.
These are not E. J.'s words, but they shout out his convictions.
Other than many craven representatives in Congress, who are the people who have forgotten Newtown, and given up their passionate revulsion?