Thursday October 30, 2014
October 16th, 2014
After the latest meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative wrapped up three weeks ago, I thought I'd missed the perfect window to write about Bill Clinton's continued hold on Americans' hearts, his sustained claim on the spotlight.
Ebola is a nightmare disease that travel restrictions cannot keep out. The correct response should be urgent concern -- not panic -- and an all-out crusade to extinguish the West Africa outbreak of the deadly virus at its source.
Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital concerning not only baseball but also football and politics.
They are a small society, bound by tragedy.
When a child goes missing, few people can fathom the awful wait, the filling in of blanks, the nightmares. There aren't many who can relate to the horror that Hannah Graham's family is living now.
The extinction of the American raise - dead as a dodo, by every empirical measure - has become a truth universally acknowledged. Even Republican House Speaker John Boehner, not a fellow often glimpsed on the barricades with protesting workers, pronounced that "wages are stagnant" in his comments on the most recent employment figures.
What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?