The Orlando Massacre: Beyond Talking Points

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The atrocity in Orlando provides a convergence of the contentious subjects that have dominated American discourse in the recent past: the singular presidential campaign, political paralysis over guns, fears and frustrations about terrorism, and the nation’s views of “others,” including Muslims and the LGBT community.

Omar Mateen, 29, used an assault rifle to kill 49 people and wound more than 50 others early Sunday after storming into Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. He was killed several hours later . . .

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