Four Republican presidential candidates denounced Friday’s shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Sunday talk shows, while rejecting the notion that anti-abortion rhetoric had a part in the violence.
Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee condemned the attacks and the shooter, Robert Lewis Dear —who reportedly told the police “no more baby parts” when he was taken into custody.
Army General John Campbell looked stricken Thanksgiving Eve as he detailed how U. S. troops blasted away at an Afghan hospital last month, killing 30. His grim visage made clear that he’d rather have been any place in the world other than that podium in Kabul. Unfortunately, he wasn’t the first American commander to face second-guessing spotlights, highlighting in hindsight what now seems so obvious: how could such a snafu have happened?
Is Donald Trump more destructive than Senator Joseph McCarthy? On the one hand, Trump doesn’t yet wield actual power. From his perch in the Senate, McCarthy destroyed hundreds of lives in the early 1950s through his Red Scare witch hunt, along with his lesser known anti-gay crusade, and turned our culture into one defined by fear and paranoia.