Gun Control: Searching Down Under for Change to Believe In

Barack Obama talked on Sunday night about how the children who died in Newtown could have been from Anytown America.His words hit a resonant chord. Both of the given names of my two kids--Benjamin and Madeleine--were mentioned among the list of the dead children. "Madeleine," spelled the same way as my daughter's name, not Madeline or Madelyn. Sure, Benjamin and Madeleine probably grace the latest iteration of America's Favorite Names List, but their presence there also evokes a commonality of experience, whether in Newtown or New York. Just what Obama meant. [More]

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Source: Scientific American
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