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Who Failed Chicago?

dan17 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:18 PM
I did not say that. At least it was not my intent. I simply meant that human nature has not changed, and we are essentially savages dressed up in the contrivances of civilization. A civil society is absolutely necessary to protect us from each other.
On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America.

Does the White House really want to open up a national conversation about the state of Chicago? OK, let's talk.

Obama, his wife, his campaign strategists, his closest cronies and his biggest bundlers all hail from Chicago. Senior adviser and...