I cried when the surgeon told me he had to operate, and after two weeks put my foot in a cast for 12 weeks. Four months of diminished mobility. Loss of control. It seemed like a fate worse than death. But there was so much more to come.
Bertram Rantin’s March 16 story on the proposed Toby’s Place shelter for homeless women and children warms the hearts of readers. However, I am concerned there is a nascent movement to relocate homeless services now at Transitions on Elmwood Avenue to the southeast area bordered by churches and neighborhoods — i.e., moving homeless issues from downtown, catering to business people, and transferring them to the shoulders of residents who actually have homes in the suggested areas.
An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world’s oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America’s regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its presidential nomination, in recognition of … what?
When it comes to the federal budget, what consistently unites Democrats and Republicans is their common capacity to lie to themselves, lie to the public and postpone any serious discussion of the central issues of government spending and taxes. I use the word “lie” reluctantly because it is an unforgiving moral marker. Still, it is the correct word.
If you’re confused about whether a nuclear deal with Iran would be good for America — or for Israel — join the club. The club, that is, of folks who are debating the benefits of a deal versus the costs.
Like a lot of people who pay attention to such things, I had assumed that Democrats had a huge advantage going into next year’s presidential race. Democrats do really well among the growing demographic groups, like Hispanics, single people and the young. Republicans, meanwhile, are doing sensationally well with just about every shrinking group. If 67-year-old rural white men were the future of the electorate, the GOP would be rolling.