Shanksville and Newtown. Waco and Charlottesville and Aurora. Kent State and Columbine and Lockerbie…

Shanksville and Newtown. Waco and Charlottesville and Aurora. Kent State and Columbine and Lockerbie and Oklahoma City. Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. And now: Pittsburgh and Squirrel Hill.

Naming disaster: When home becomes shorthand for heartbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — As the neighborhood where she grew up became national news, as the synagogue where her bat mitzvah took place 37 years ago became the font of a thousand unwelcome tears, Sarah Bloom watched TV — and listened. What she heard as she sat in her Florida home last weekend made her very sad: news anchors discussing what “Squirrel Hill” means to the national political debate. Talking heads analyzing what implications “Pittsburgh” will ha…

Source: The Associated Press
Shanksville and Newtown. Waco and Charlottesville and Aurora. Kent State and Columbine and Lockerbie…