It doesn’t take a basketball fan to feel shocked and saddened when a Dad, his thirteen year old daughter and seven others suddenly drop from the sky and from their families’ lives. Of course we know about this group because Kobe Bryant was a genius on the basketball court and a generous man who helped young people and sick children off the court. But for me, the idea of a father and his daughter dying together in an accident at such young ages is just plain sad no matter who they are. My condolences to the Bryant family and the families of all the others whose lives were lost.

Editorial cartoons from this week include: