Here is a link to the text of President Obama's speech in Tucson today. At a time when our country is bitterly divided on so many political/social issues, he makes a plea for unity that is so eloquent and sincere that I believe it will live on past our times as a watershed moment in our history.
I'm grateful that I was able to watch him on public television in the live broadcast. He brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. He made a point that although we desperately need a more civil political discourse, there is no way for us to know whether the shootings were caused by anything other than the shooter's violent thoughts.