G.F. Brandenburg has a short post on the horrific massacre of the staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Killing journalists and cartoonists because they offended your religious or political beliefs is a threat to free expression and democracy. In a democracy, we should combat words with words, not bullets. Unfortunately, not everyone knows that. It has been a very dangerous time for journalists around the world–in Syria, Russia, Mexico, now France.

Please see the cartoons that Brandenburg includes in his post. The first one shows the irreverent spirit of Charlie Hebedo.