Then along comes Scott Brown, and with him the very real possibility
that health-care reform could evaporate entirely.
An online message posted by the Afghan Taliban
said 20 CIA staff were killed and 25 other people were wounded,
according to SITE Intelligence Group,
a U.S.-based terrorist tracking organization.
The Taliban routinely exaggerate claims of enemy casualties.
The stereotype of Israelis is that they excel at invention
and improvisation.But they're less adept with long-term projects,
and the Gush Katif resettlement is a good example.
Obama's overseas excursions
have been extremely popular with Americans--and, more important,
they've laid the groundwork for the long-term work of diplomacy.
In that era, politicians confidently, if ignorantly,
talked up a scourge of child predators,
a new breed of youngsters so irremediably evil
that society's only options were to execute them
or imprison them for as long as possible.
To the contrary. Although Gore hopes laypeople
will exert political pressure for what he calls "large solutions,"
he told me last week in a call from Cairo,
Visitors can travel past towns and islands
with cottages and cabins on them
and enjoy the sounds of nature on a vintage boat refitted with
an environmentally friendly engine that eliminates noise and exhaust.
Of all of Miami's unusual sights,
none is more surreal than the four-room bungalow
where 6-year-old Elián González spent a good part
of the year 2000 under the watchful eyes
of the international media and the Cuban-exile community.
What's your plan for the weekend?
I want to go to Niagara Falls for taking pictures of waterfalls.