15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Chicago, Kenwood Neighborhood Park

On Jan 21, Hadiya Pendleton performed with her high school band at Obama’s inauguration.  On Jan 29, she was shot dead in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park of Chicago, a likely unintended consequence of the gang-related shootings which are common in that city.  Pendleton was not believed to be gang affiliated  but some of the teens standing near her under the canopy  were likely members.

15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park « CBS Chicago.

Putting Chicago’s problem in perspective: the killings that city vastly exceed the U.S. death toll in Afghanistan.

We await Obama’s response to the rampant and deadly violence in his blue home city, with the strict gun regulations.

Paul Bedard’s (Annual) Washington Secret

The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard clues us in on the latest Washington Secret.  This one happens every year, but flies under the radar for most lamestream media attuned Americans.

This year will be the 40th annual March for Life, on Jan 25th, and hotel reservations for that event are outpacing those for Obama’s second inauguration.  Every year hundreds of thousands of people, mostly young people and students,  show up to re-energize their efforts for the pro-life cause.  This year the event organizers are expecting record crowds and are preparing for the youth oriented event with their first-ever use of jumbotrons along the route, a 5 K race, and many accompanying educational events. Check out the website HERE.