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NYC Council Speaker: Trump Lobbed Paper Towels At Puerto Ricans Like They Were 'Animals'

In fairness, Melania allowed some people in the crowd to eat the cake she brought.

David Simon, creator of The Wire, is tired of Americas gun culture

By D. Watkins, Salon:

Yesterday was a sad day in America. Most of us woke up to the devastating news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, where at least 58 people died and over 500 were injured. Our government has failed to contribute anything meaningful to gun control or reform; rather, they gave us speeches on prayer and advice on staying strong.

I was amazed how quickly cries of "letís not politicize this" arose. When it comes to gun culture in this country, it's like our house is on fire and we're being told, donít call 911 now, wait a day or two, be respectful . . . Well, I donít have any time for that anymore. I think itís an incredibly dishonest framework. Now is exactly the time to look at our gun culture and our gun laws.

In times like these, when politicians fail us, we must rely on our great thinkers, artists and leaders to come up with answers. One such mind is David Simon, MacArthur Genius Grant winner and creator of "The Wire," "The Corner" and "The Deuce." Simon came by the Salon office today to offer some valuable insight on the current tragedy in Las Vegas.


The article precedes a video in which Simon speaks a sad, enraging truth: ďIf nothing happened after Newtown . . . nothingís gonna happen nowĒ

"We're dealing with a very, very sick individual"

Twenty seconds in:

Yes, we Americans most certainly are!
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