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Link Roll: Reactions to Giffords Shooting from Around the Web

Sunday, January 09, 2011

»» Giffords predicted on MSNBC in March 2010 that Sarah Palin's gun and crosshairs map with Giffords on it could have consequences. (CNN)

»» Rebecca Traister, not a huge fan, predicted Giffords could rise to the top. (Salon)

»» Matt Bai on

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Beyond Binaries: Shooters Aren't Just Politically Motivated or Crazy

Sunday, January 09, 2011

The problem with those two categories is that they leave out one of the largest categories: the sane perpetrator with a personal agenda. Columbine shocked the country because Eric Harris took the personal attack to an unprecedented level: self-motivated terrorist attack. But we see less grandiose examples of the same instinct several times a year. A few shooters who "go postal" are nuts. Most are sane.

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The Nonsense, and Danger, in Blaming Sarah Palin

Sunday, January 09, 2011

If there's one thing we learned from the awful shooting in Tucson on Saturday, in case we didn't know already, Sarah Palin makes some liberals completely lose their minds. It was about 10 minutes after the shooting was announced that Markos Moulitsas of the liberal website Daily Kos, last seen advancing political discourse by writing a book comparing conservatives to terrorists, linked to a map on the Sarah Palin website which featured crosshairs "targeting" Gabrielle Giffords' district in the last election. Obviously, then, Sarah Palin was responsible for the shooting.

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Violent Political Language Did Not Cause Representative Giffords' Shooting

Saturday, January 08, 2011

As we follow the developments in Arizona around the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, we're gathering opinion and reaction from a variety of It's A Free Country contributors. Blogger Solomon Kleinsmith submitted this piece late Saturday night.

The tragic news coming out of Arizona has dominated the news this weekend, and both ends of the political spectrum are jumping all over the issue, trying to use it to their own selfish political ends. Heaven forbid a tragedy like this ever go to waste...

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