Coming Together

By Erick Erickson

At times like this we are told we must “come together.”

When you think about, we don’t, as a nation, come together much any more except in tragedy.

We used to come together as a nation during the Olympics, when we rooted for Americans. But in recent years we are too often lectured about the jingoism in rooting for America.

We used to come together as we sent men and women in to space, but we can’t much afford to do that any more and we don’t. read more

‘Evil visited': The yellow house on Riverside Road

NEWTOWN — Shortly after Newtown Police got word of the tragedy unfolding at Sandy Hook School, Gene Rosen heard something outside.

He looked out the window of the loft over his garage where he was feeding cats he was watching. Rosen runs a pet service, petsitting and dog walking for clients in Newtown and the surrounding area.

It was a woman — later identified as a bus driver — consoling six children, whose ages he estimates at 6, 7 or 8, in his front yard.

“It appears they all had been in the class. It appears they had witness a shooting, maybe of their teacher,” he said. “I don’t know how it happened, but they fled, en masse, on their own. They just fled.” read more

School massacre: ‘Evil visited today’

Publisher’s Note: We here at PBN send our prayers and condolences out to the families of the victims. We pray that those who were murdered today were born again, and that justice will come soon, and closure will come when it’s ready. We also pray against this tragedy being used as a tool by the enemy to come against our second amendment rights. Please join us in these prayers. -PBN

When 27 people, including 20 school children, died today in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the commentators launched into discussions of mental illness and depression and speculation about a dozen other factors that may have influenced the attacker, identified as Adam Lanza, 20. read more