We are gathered here today not to argue about some policy prescription, nor to excoriate some public figure.
The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it's a thumbs-down.
PARIS, Kentucky -- The smallish Eiffel Tower snug to the chamber of commerce office isn't exactly what put me in mind of the other, more famous, Paris. It was the giant sycamores lining the narrow lanes of this town that did the trick.
If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops. At least one Bush, patriarch George H.W. Bush, has been singing his heart out with author Jon Meacham, whose biography of the 41st president will soon be released.
It worked like a charm in the last debate. Marco Rubio knew he'd be questioned about his personal finances. When members of the Senate co-mingle campaign and personal funds, face foreclosures on second homes and are forced to liquidate their retirement funds (and pay thousands of dollars in taxes), it gets noticed -- especially if they're running for president.
Soon after Wednesday night's Republican debate, the phone rang: "Did the fat lady sing?" asked the voice on the other end.
I came upon this article on procrastination and saved it for "later reading." Ha-ha-ha.
As Republican presidential candidates debate the debates, roiling and railing against the unfairness of it all, campaigns have been busy rebooting candidates and crafting fresh slogans.
When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.
The question was first posed by Juvenal, a Latin poet whose life spanned the first and second centuries: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Translation: "Who watches the watchmen?"
"If the Cold War is over, what's the point of being an American?" said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels.
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