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The South Carolina church shooting

There are days when I think America is just crazy. Yesterday was one of them.

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There are days when I think America is just crazy. Yesterday was one of them.

That wasn’t just any church, by the way. Emanuel AME It is the oldest AME church in the South. One of its founders was the freedom fighter Denmark Vesey. The original church was burned down by white supremacists. Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke there. You can donate to the church here — there is a button on right of the screen.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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