Timothy Egan on ‘Tombstone Politics’

Timothy Egan in today’s NYTimes writes about the shootings in Arizona. Read his column here, and get the NYT if you appreciate the writing and opinions.

One Response to Timothy Egan on ‘Tombstone Politics’

  1. C R Krieger says:

    I am not so sure I agree with this statement:  “And it was Angle who speculated on whether people frustrated with politicians would turn to “Second Amendment remedies,” which is not even code for assassination. It can only mean one thing.”

    It could be a call for armed rebellion.  I support neither option, but I think a too narrow reading of what the former Nevada Legislator said may not be fair to either her or the Second Amendment.

    My view of the national response to this tragedy in Tucson is, I am sure, colored by the fact that I had met Bobbie Fassnacht.  It was through my wife, his cousin, but I have not forgotten.  On the other hand, it does not dominate my thinking or my life, nor does it dominate my wife’s life.

    Regards  —  Cliff