The carnage in Tucson deservedly has generated national soul-searching.
Are we too mean in our political discourse? Is our society getting more dangerous? Are we obsessed with gun violence or just too sick to really tell?
In the midst of such debate, it's worth thinking of Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old who was one of six people killed during the attempt to assassinate a congresswoman last weekend.
We mourn with her family and friends for a life unfairly taken too soon. But the short life she lived shines still.
Born on Sept. 11, 2001 — one of the darkest days in this nation's history — she considered her presence on this Earth significant and wanted to make the world better, according to family members. She had been featured in a book, Faces of Hope, showcasing a child from each state born on that day.
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