Police shows — oh man, I hate police shows. On loop at my house is “Criminal Minds,” but they’re all the same, as far as I can tell. Some guy with some weird quirk kills someone and then the plucky detectives spend 44 minutes tracking him down and — surprise! — catches him just before he can kill the next victim, who’s invariably more important/cute/sympathetic than the last one.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Israel must yield to pressures from the United States and to the dictates of both international law and basic morality, and immediately desist its destruction of the Gaza Strip.
WASHINGTON — Though Israel should never carelessly ignore U.S. pressure, it nevertheless must resist current U.S. efforts to impose a cease-fire on the Israel-Hamas conflict while Israel remains besieged by rockets and tunnels.
“President Obama’s new EPA rule is more proof that Washington isn’t working for Kentucky.” Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrats’ great hope for beating Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, is doing her best to keep voters from associating her too closely with the president.
Inhumanity in Gaza is happening right before our eyes — and the whole world is watching.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — My older son was so excited when the Israeli bombing raids began. “Fireworks!” yelled Rami, 4.
There’s something about new things that make me excited. When I was a little girl my mom bought me some “Beauty and the Beast” pajamas with Belle’s face on them, and for the entire day the prospect of going to bed that night wearing my new pajamas made me so excited I could dance.
Compassionate conservatism is back. That’s how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republican politics, the most recent being Representative Paul Ryan’s announcement of new anti-poverty proposals.
With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood.
Republicans are focused on the wrong set of children — and on the wrong set of voters. Instead of raising a hue and cry over the “threat” represented by thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America, they should be mindful of the millions of children already here who are U.S.-born citizens of undocumented and documented immigrants.