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.
It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads. Not this column, obviously, where in May I sagely, if humbly, urged him to hug and then walk away from his brother, to whom he should refer as President George W. Bush.
I used to love Playboy magazine. And yes, it was mainly for the articles. But I wasn't exactly repulsed by the pictures.
Actually, I have to admit that I have. Not that it wasn't fun to see Hillary Clinton appear to be the only grown-up in the room when the squabbling between the children (who are playing members of Congress) got at its worst.
Three months ago, this writer sent out a column entitled, "Could Trump Win?" meaning the Republican nomination.
With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi pinata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.
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