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For all the dysfunction in our political system, a healthy pattern usually takes hold when a terrible tragedy seizes the nation's attention. Unless the tragedy involves guns.

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A gunman shot up the audience at a premiere of the new Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning. Twelve people were killed and 59 injured by tear gas and bullets during the tragedy.A dozen people died and more than 50 were injured when a suspect opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

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Following on the heels of last week's probing editorial about whether the creators of "The Dark Knight" are closeted Bush fans hankering to spread their (W-shaped) bat wings in full daylight comes this latest round of barrel-scraping for political analysis by The Wall Street Journal -- this time daring to wonder whether Barack Obama shouldn't hit the McDonald's drive-through a bit harder if he really wants to win this thing.

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