CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: We have these cycles where we have a period of quiet, a period of safety and all of the sudden we get all upset about the methods that we have used in the past, as in the interrogation report, or about NSA intrusion into our lives, you know, this is the government spying on us. We have to understand that in the grown-up world there's a trade-off between security and liberty. You can you pretend, as Obama does, that there's no trade-off. There always is, it has been since the beginning of time. We are now seeing the results of these kind of attacks.
On Sunday, Al Sharpton appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to fulfill his weekend race-baiting quota, discussing the grand jury results in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. After Chuck Todd asked Sharpton about addressing the problem of “economic hopelessness” in the black community – Garner was arrested for selling “loosies,” cigarettes outside the pack, illegally – Sharpton explained that he supported a “jobs bill…infrastructure development.”
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking to Parliament Thursday one day after a gunman rampaged through the ornate building, said Canadians "will not run scared" and proposed tightening police and surveillance procedures to go after terrorists.
In a dramatic opening of the session, Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms who traditionally leads the MPs into the chamber, received a sustained and emotional round of applause for his quick action on Wednesday in fatally shooting the gunman.