President Obama at Dallas

President Obama speech is moving and sad in so many ways. He is such a figure of hope and basic decency. What he has been up against this past eight years seems overwhelming. More than that. It disgusts me. And of course he must speak once again at a memorial for wonderful people killed by a disturbed fanatic with an apparently-legally-bought semi-automatic rifle. More here from my buddy Paul Waldman.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

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