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Howard Kurtz examines the press coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. He dubs Cho a “lunatic,” but doesn’t go near the issue of Virginia’s weak mental-health safety net. He sorta defends the media for running Cho’s video manifesto. And he reaches this conclusion: the press, though flawed, helped us all heal.

Norman Chad considers the strength of the Dallas Mavericks. Their league-best records says something. So does the fact that its owner has yet to receive a single fine this year for berating refs. But just wait, Chad writes, until the Mavericks stumble in the playoffs. Then expect fireworks from Mark Cuban.