Two days ago I read that John McCain’s mother is 106 years old, and still kickin’ pretty hard despite her centenarian status. The next day I heard that Senator McCain was stopping his cancer treatments and then within the next 24 … Continue reading
My condolences to Vice President Biden and his family: Beau Biden, son of vice president and former Delaware AG, dies at 46 Joseph “Beau” Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware and was … Continue reading
The Beeb: Kayla Mueller: US aid worker ‘dedicated’ to Syrian refugees The US hostage allegedly killed in a Jordanian air strike against Islamic State militants is understood to be 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, from Prescott, Arizona. Ms Mueller travelled to the … Continue reading
New York Times: Mario Cuomo, Governor, Governor’s Father and an Eloquent Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82 Mario M. Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who commanded the attention of the country with a compelling public presence, a forceful defense … Continue reading
From the Washington Post: Mr. Bradlee called reporters “the best lie detectors,” and nothing mattered more to him than exposing the truth, even if it took a long time. In his own account, the Vietnam War and then Watergate marked … Continue reading
Heaven just got funnier.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 5, 2013 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa’s symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. … Continue reading