OMG. News just in that the death toll in the latest school shooting, this one at an elementary school in Connecticut, has reached 27, eighteen of the victims being children. The shooter, who is reportedly the father of a child at the school, is among the dead.

Kyrie eleison. And pray for the injured and the families of the victims.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.