After the Arizona shootings, can Obama—or anyone—bring America back from the brink?

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Jan. 9 2011 9:03 PM

The Paucity of Hope

After the Arizona shootings, can Obama—or anyone—bring America back from the brink?

See Slate's complete coverage of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting and arrest of Jared Lee Loughner.

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In honor of the victims of the shooting, Congress will observe a moment of silence tomorrow afternoon. Fitting but insufficient. What we need is a permanent moment of restraint.

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Correction, Jan. 10, 2011: This article originally misspelled Glenn Beck's first name. (Return to the corrected sentence.)