It's not just the cold snap! The topic of guns induces brain freeze in New York, but the Times quotes their governor explaining that it's a good thing:
“I think for me, like for people all across this country, that was it,” the governor said in an interview last week. “You said, ‘Enough.’ That was it. It’s not an intellectual response; it was more emotional, visceral. Just, it was enough.”
Just Do Something! Nick Kristof decides to deploy his Metaphor Masher in a column exhorting Obama to expand poverty programs For The Children:
We don’t have any magic bullets.
Now we are shooting at the kids we are trying to help? Baffling.
But for real bafflement, try this coverage on the Algerian hostage debacle:
Algeria Gas Compound Lacked Armed Guards
HOUSTON — The companies operating the gas facility in the Sahara that was attacked last week had chosen not to deploy armed guards inside the sprawling compound, leading security analysts to question whether the assault by more than 30 Islamist militants might have been slowed if security had been tighter.
It was a gun free zone! Surely Pravda OTH should be celebrating that rather than catering to the bizarre notion that good guys with guns can somehow deter bad guys with guns. Or does that actually work overseas?