Two stellar pieces of commentary today that I can't really comment on, since there's no way I can excerpt a snippet from either one and do justice to the whole piece. Instead, I just want to post links to both, and encourage you to run, not walk, to each one and read both of them:
Barry Levinson at Huffington Post, "George Zimmerman vs. Fiction"
Fred Clark at Slacktivist, "Four Things That Happened"
Some days, the news makes us weep. Other days, it makes us laugh. All too often, it makes us do both at the very same time, as we bang our head against the nearest wall.