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Posted at 9:46 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Story pick: Tucson summarized

By Steve Hendrix

There's been plenty of fantastic reporting out of Tucson in the last nine days, some of the best by my colleagues here at The Post. But don't miss this sweeping overview by a former Postie, the incomparable David Von Drehle of Time.

This reminds me of the best of the weeklies, back in the age when they provided a unique take on not-so-fast moving events. That's almost laughable in today's media wormhole, when a week's reporting and commentary winks into existence even as those events occur.

But in the hands in of a masterful writer like Von Drehle, who was once the editor of the Post's Style section, there is a huge value in this kind of summary piece, in which he ties together the shock of the shooting, the grace of the national reaction and the soul-searching it has (hopefully) produced on political shock jocks of the right and the left.

By Steve Hendrix  | January 18, 2011; 9:46 AM ET
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