Last night, Stephen Colbert put Jon Stewart behind his Late Show desk for ten glorious minutes…Stewart’s well crafted, very funny sketch was a balm. It was performance art, more than anything else – at once elegant and raw, expressing something we needed.

I don’t own a gun. I’ve never fired a gun. I considered volunteering for the armed services, but a friend pointed out that I’d probably have to fire a gun, and that was the end of that.