The Washington Post reminded me today of why it remains my favorite paper. The op-ed page had a variety of opinions on the Trayvon Martin case that made me think. The best of which was by Ruth Marcus. Jonathan Capehart offers a passionate but melancholy reflection. What he says speaks to me as a father. So, too, does Eugene Robinson's essay. Richard Cohen offers counterpoint. Together, it's a collection of intelligent attempts at making sense of a sad, sad event.
Rather than outraged I find myself saddened by the episode that led to Martin's death last year. Intelligent news commentary helps me find perspectives on which I can ponder.