From the daily archives: Friday, April 20, 2007

I suppose you could call the Virginia Tech shootings a national tragedy.

Ohio politicians seem to think so.

At the request of Virginia’s governor, Ted Strickland asked Ohioans to “observe a moment of silence or ring a bell at noon Friday in honor of the victims.” ( An odd request, in my opinion, since it’s difficult to mourn silently while people are ringing bells all around you. )

He also ordered that “the Ohio state flag be lowered to half-staff at the Statehouse and all public buildings” through Sunday.

Dennis Kucinich, on the other hand, decided to Full Story...