It is ever harder to watch the Super Bowl without mixed feelings. This week, as football fans geared up for today's high holy day of sports, researchers at Boston University confirmed the late, great NFL quarterback Ken Stabler was suffering from high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in July.
For more than five years, the Steps Coalition has supported a community-led effort by the Port Campaign Coalition to require the state port at Gulfport and Mississippi Development Authority to fulfill its duties to retain and create jobs while being a good neighbor to the affected neighborhoods.
With obvious delight, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts reports the indictment of two persons involved in the secret videos of various Planned Parenthood officials in his "For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic" column (Jan. 31).
A dense fog envelops the beach this morning, but it does not seem to impede the flight of gulls. The birds remain briefly in our field of vision then silently fly away, disappearing into the gloom of a fog bank. They (or other gulls like them) reappear later, mystical sprites, spectral in the diffused early morning light. Far offshore, a ship's horn is heard, announcing the vessel's presence in the channel. Beach walkers feel a bit disoriented, because familiar landmarks have vanished. -- Diary, winter 2015
I wanted to write this Tuesday morning, after I saw what happened in the Iowa caucuses. I wanted to sit down at the keyboard and, in a stream of consciousness worthy of James Joyce, express my belief that the acid test for the GOP would be the way it deals with immigration. I wanted to make some grand pronouncements about "amnesty" and "Muslims" and "Mexican rapists and murderers" and how this Zika scare is going to impact the election.
Zika seems to have arrived in Central and South America overnight, but it cannot be expected to leave as fast. Ending this public health emergency will require a persistent assault on the mosquitoes that carry the virus.