A call to action from ‘Patient Zero’ Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.
Not so good, of course, for Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign, but not fatal either. Lewinsky’s decision to reemerge as a public figure, this time committed to alleviating the scourge of cyberbullying, is awkward.Read full article >>
A campaign with no answers
The closing days of a closely fought election rarely offer uplifting moments, but the 2014 season has been particularly dreary, nearly devoid of content and high on unedifying spectacle.
Perhaps the iconic moment came when former Florida governor Charlie Crist (D) faced an empty lectern for seven minutes while his Republican opponent, Gov. Rick Scott, sulked over Crist’s insistence that he have a cooling fan at his stand. Seriously, seven minutes. At which point Scott blinked, and the debate that voters deserved could finally start.Read full article >>
Ruth Marcus: Actually, flu is the virus you should really be worrying about
If you are worried about contracting Ebola, I have two suggestions. First, stop. Second, get a flu shot.
On the first: If you live in the United States, your chances of getting Ebola are vanishingly small — even if you are a health-care worker, or a journalist who travels to Africa to report on the epidemic.Read full article >>
Hillary Clinton’s increasing comfort with being a female almost-candidate
The 2008 campaign was the first with a woman as a serious presidential contender, so it was not surprising that gender was an uncomfortable, tiptoe-y subject. The male candidates weren’t sure-footed in dealing with it — recall Barack Obama’s “you’re likable enough, Hillary” and the debate discussion about the color of her jacket.Read full article >>
America’s amazing transformation on same-sex marriage
Who would have thought:
●That gay rights groups’ biggest concern would be not how the Supreme Court would rule on same-sex marriage but that it wasn’t ruling fast enough?
●That the Republican response to the justices’ move to let same-sex marriages proceed in nearly half the states would be . . . near-total silence?Read full article >>
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