I’m about talked out today. But here are a few final items:
* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack suggests that this time we don’t put a mass murderer’s face on magazine covers or publish any ravings he happens to emit.
* Also at Ten Miles Square, Ezra Klein ruefully outlines the kind of constructive conservative candidate Mitt Romney might have been–but refused to be, and probably couldn’t be in today’s GOP.
* At Salon, Paul Campos–a Coloradan–hopes that the Aurora nightmare will help remind us that 15,000 Americans are murdered every year.
* At College Guide, Minjae Park runs through the debate over what to do with Joe Paterno’s statue at Penn State.
* At The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky meditates on wealth, success, failure and envy in the context of the documentary, The Queen of Versailles.
And in non-political news:
* Boutique apologizes for “Kim K-inspired Aurora Dress” tweet.
That’s it for today. Kathleen Geier, who has a lot of fans here, will be back as Weekend Blogger tomorrow.
I’ll end the day’s blogging much as I started it: for the victims in Aurora, their families and friends, and our ever-stricken human race: the “Agnus Dei” from Mozart’s Requiem.