Here's how USA Today introduces a staff editorial about gun violence:
For Harry Potter, there is the name that dare not be spoken, his archenemy Lord Voldemort. But give Harry credit: He is defiant enough to speak the name out loud, always to a chorus of "shush!" ...
But perhaps nowhere has the silence been louder than on the issue of gun violence.
This feels a little like politely asking someone how his day is going only to have him tell you his parents died.