It should've been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn't hear it.
Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday.
Maybe the party is finally over.
Does torture work? It is a Bush-era debate that has found Obama-era relevance because of a new movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," in which torture seems to work quite well.
I take this one personally. Let me tell you why.
This is for Vanessa in South Florida.
It was in 2008, the debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Biden had just scored his opponent for failing to directly answer a question from moderator Gwen Ifill. But Palin was hardly apologetic. "I may not answer the questions the way that either the moderator or you want to hear," she snapped, "but I'm going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also."
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care."
In 2005 when their city drowned, the staff of the New Orleans Times-Picayune stayed in it longer than common sense and simple prudence would dictate. People who had lost homes, loved ones and their city itself concentrated on gathering the news and putting it out. They finally left huddled in newspaper delivery trucks, water up the headlights, decamping to Baton Rouge, 75 miles away, where they went right back to reporting the news.
Chyanna Richards saw Jesus in her bathroom.
Bill Internicola had to show his papers.