On Monday’s Late Show, host Stephen Colbert took a moment to address the San Bernardino shooting for the first time since returning from a break last week.

He started off with a defense of the phrase “thoughts and prayers,” which the New York Daily News decried on its front page last Friday.

“The reason you keep people in your thoughts and prayers is admittedly not to fix the problem, but to try to find some small way to share the burden of grief,” he said, before agreeing that our actions can’t stop there.

Colbert took the rest of the segment to discuss President Obama’s Sunday night speech, and to examine the issue of gun control in the U.S. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert on San Bernardino: ‘So what do we do?’