|Democratic Debate Focus Shifts After Paris Attacks|
CBS News scrambled Friday evening to devise questions
relating to terrorism and foreign affairs (Rolling Stone)
I wonder if any candidate in the Democratic debate tonight will put forward a real vision for peace.
A place to start might be with empathy.
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San Francisco City Hall litup in the French tricolor tonight. We are all
Parisians. As they said on September 11, We are all Americans.
We are all of them. Dead children. Wounded women. Blood-soaked
men. Bellicose politicians. Marginalized children of immigrants.
Furious young men who believe in violence. Old women who believe
in kindness. People who opened their doors to take strangers in.
Taxi drivers taking people home for free. Marchers carrying flags
right now, defying the orders to go in and to be afraid.
When will we elect a leader who understands the true nature of violence?
(See "The way to respond to ISIS is not through violence." )
An art installation by Jim Shaw, "Labyrinth," and Picasso's "Guernica": I wonder how many viewers will make the effort to tease out the parallels -- and contrasts -- between these two works.
(See Time for a History Lesson? (Invoking Guernica) )
(See Fighting Back: It's alright as long as you're a Christian, right? )