Guns have been part of American culture since the beginning, but outrage over the latest atrocity has strengthened the chances for gun control. How does the debate in Washington sound in the inner cities—where gun violence is a daily fact of life? Also, Cardinal Mahony's handling of the sex abuse scandal gets a rare rebuke, and something new in the run-up to the Super Bowl. What some players are saying is actually interesting.
Banner image: John Trumbull's painting of the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17 1775