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Harmon Killebrew slept here. Sorry, but those words keep popping into my head as I ponder Washington's attachment to the Hall of Fame slugger, who died Tuesday at 74. Killebrew, after all, is in the D.C. Hall of Stars, along with Sammy Baugh, Red Auerbach and the rest. His passing, moreover, was much noted in the local media.
If you're thinking of becoming a Republican presidential candidate - and who isn't these days - you can plan on being pressed on the climate issue. In the wake of last week's new report from a panel of the National Research Council (NRC) reiterating its old talking points on climate, The Washington Post editorialized that all (read "Republican") candidates for political office should be quizzed about whether they agree with the "scientific consensus of America's premier scientific advisory group."
Earnest graduates will not get much encouragement from conservatives in the next few days. They'll get a liberal earful, for the most part: a new analysis by Young Americas Foundation found that out of 51 high-profile commencement speakers appearing on the nation's campuses this season, only 13 were conservative.
A new poll shows Tim Kaine and George Allen in a dead heat for Sen. Jim Webb's U.S. Senate seat in Virginia — but both are viewed less favorably than they were three months ago.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant turned political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the D.C. Council, according to D.C. government employee listings obtained by The Washington Times.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant-turned-political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the D.C. Council, according to D.C. government employee listings obtained by The Washington Times.
There is a particular media conceit that, in the garb of purported impeccable disclosure, is in fact a license for news sources to market talking points. A hilarious example of the breed can be found in an article by Anne E. Kornblut in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post. The article is about the White House's intended use of the killing of Osama bin Laden and is titled "Bin Laden raid fits into Obama's 'big things' message."
I, in my innocence, was, in the aftermath of SEAL Team 6's disruption of Osama bin Laden's bucolic life in posh Abbottabad, reading editorial comment by the great newspapers of this republic. As always, the Wall Street Journal was superb, pausing to congratulate President Obama for "ordering a special forces mission rather than settling for another attack with drones or standoff weapons from afar." The Washington Post was, likewise, informative and appreciative of the president's prudent decision to let SEAL Team 6 do its thing, skirting the laws of a sovereign nation and acting unilaterally to put a bullet hole in bin Laden's head.