“No small part of our outrage and grief … is the way the Charleston murders are part of a larger picture of American life, in which black men and women, going about their day-to-day lives, have so little confidence in their own safety.” The New Yorker’s David Remnick on Charleston and the Age of Obama

+ WaPo: 6 times President Obama has reacted to mass shootings.

+ In confessing to police, Dylann Roof explained that he “almost didn’t go through with it because everyone was so nice to him.”

+ Charleston and the night Jon Stewart didn’t feel like telling any jokes.

+ And FiveThirtyEight with recent memory’s most obvious headline: The Massacre In Charleston Is Unlikely To Lead To Gun Control Legislation.