Thursday December 05, 2013
Archive - Jun 7, 2013
With budgetary tantrums in the Senate and investigative play-acting in the House, the Republican Party is proving once again that it simply cannot be taken seriously.
This is a shame. I don't share the GOP's philosophy, but I do believe that competition makes both of our major parties smarter. I also believe that a big, complicated country facing economic and geopolitical challenges needs a government able to govern.
Today, let's talk about Virginia, host of the nation's most interesting off-year election. True, the New York mayor's race has been pretty frisky since we acquired Anthony Weiner as a candidate, but I'm still going with Virginia.
The graduate unloaded her dorm stuff in her mom's living room.
The boxes, the bags, all the certificates, limp balloons and cards that traditionally shower a magna cum laude from Syracuse University graced the entryway to the family home.
The scene is a sign of victory, all the way around.
Because Beverly Ibeh, her mother and her two little brothers used to live in a homeless shelter.
Time Magazine, following its pattern of selecting the best of this and that, recently announced its 100 most influential persons around the world. One stood out for me because he seemed to have what we would wish for all our so-called leaders.