Thursday October 08, 2015
April 30th, 2015
President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions.
Last week, the Baltimore police union president, Gene Ryan, compared those protesting the death of Freddie Gray to a "lynch mob."
To: 2016 Presidential Candidates
From: The Image Rehabilitation Subcommittee of the RNC
Re: Our big, fat gay predicamentDear Gentlemen and Carly Fiorina,
Are women necessary?
Not with Ava around.
Even without hair on her head or flesh on her legs, Ava has enough allure and cunning to become a classic film noir robot vixen.
Despite being a plastic and mesh gizmo locked in a glass cell, she can enmesh men with frightening ease.
I am afraid you're eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world:
What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number?
Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad.
Making a grab for top honors is controversial conservative columnist Katie Hopkins of Britain's The Sun, who proposed greeting migrants, whom she compared to "cockroaches," with gunships.
A high school junior demolishing a bagel described the pressure.
"Yeah, it's stressful, because you have to do it right," he explained on his way to class at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia.
SATs? AP tests? College applications?
In June, for the third time since 2012, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, an export credit agency that backs loans to foreign entities that help cement deals with U.S. exporters - and thus helps create American jobs - must be reauthorized by Congress. Otherwise it will go out of business.
Now that Hillary Clinton has finally declared her presidential candidacy for 2016, the country can look forward to another interminable stretch of pre-election shadow boxing, until the first voting in the Iowa caucuses early next year.