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The world, in all its tangled webs, will be read into the Boston bombing suspects.
On Monday afternoon, as the Boston Marathon bombings brought back that sense of dread that hung in the air just after the 9/11 attacks, I received a message from a friend in Baghdad, also watching the carnage on television from the Middle East. “Sad,” she said, with succinct poignancy.
Here’s an idea for CNN, Fox News and all the other TV news shops running those ominous crawl lines under their breathless broadcasts of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we’re on it.
Well, at least we’re starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It’s called “regular order,” using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
There was a time when middle-class parents in America could be – and were – content to know that their kids’ public schools were better than those in the next neighborhood over. As the world has shrunk, though, the next neighborhood over is now Shanghai or Helsinki.
So, about that fiscal crisis – the one that would, any day now, turn us into Greece. Greece, I tell you: Never mind.
“I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they’d say I want these kids to succeed.”
As the arguments unfurled in Tuesday’s case on same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court justices sounded more and more cranky.
Don’t take anything for granted. The conservative activists on the Supreme Court might not be able to halt the inexorable shift toward acceptance of same-sex marriage, but we probably should expect them to try.