Opening Act: Aurora

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July 20 2012 8:31 AM

Opening Act: Aurora

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AURORA, CO - JULY 20: The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, over 10 people have been killed and over 30 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images

The campaign story pauses for a while today, as it probably should after a mass murder. Anthony Lane's quick response to the massacre at a Colorado movie theater is the best I've seen.

Terrifying words from Eric Cantor:

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.