Tag Archives: Boston Marathon

Staying Focused

A lot has happened in the first three months of President Obama’s second term.  Stocks have seen signs of improvement, while unemployment has held steady between 7 and 8 percent.  North Korea has threatened the West and its Asian neighbors.  This past week, President Obama witnessed a failed attempt at gun control in the United States Senate.  He began the week with the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

The Aftermath of the Boston Marathon

Pundits and political commentators have already begun to speculate as to who committed the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15.  Some have blamed Middle Eastern terrorists.  Others have pointed their fingers at right-wing extremists or militia groups.  While others have suggested that the bombings could be the work of someone who did not want to pay his taxes on Tax Day.  Each of these opinions comes with a liberal or conservative slant to it.  The question remains:  Is there ever a time for individuals to make political points when an event such as the one at the Boston Marathon occurs?