The prestigious Boston Latin School is widely considered one of the city's educational treasures: it's the oldest public school in the country, and students who gain admission (after competitive testing) and graduate routinely move on to the nation's top colleges and universities. Lately, though, Boston Latin has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
It's always dicey to talk about the political ramifications of tragedy, and the mass shooting in Orlando—the deadliest such event in recent American history—is no different. Yet there was such a rush by politicians to weigh in on the meaning of the massacre that the topic is impossible to avoid. And—as is so often the case in this strange election cycle—no one tackled this extraordinarily delicate topically with more aggression that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, who (among other things) strongly implied that President Obama himself had a hand in the grisly outcome.