I can’t believe I’m writing these words: Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is going on trial — again.
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The reporting on China’s commemoration of the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong all seemed to come from the same angle. Festivities were “understated” (AP). Events were “scaled back” (Reuters). The following headline, which ran on the Fox News website over the AP story, is typical: “China marks Mao’s 120th birthday with low-key celebrations.” The story opens: “China’s leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth Thursday in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought to uphold the market-style reforms that he would have opposed.”
It’s been weeks now, more than a month in some places, but it is all about to come to an end.
When Thanksgiving 2013 is over, will Americans remember it as the holiday when the Obama administration body-snatched their friends and family and turned them into Obamacare robots?
Now that U.S. and Afghan negotiators have agreed on terms of a seemingly open-ended — if reduced — U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration alike breathlessly await the verdict of the world’s greatest deliberative body.
So what happened for 16 days in October?
Thirty-two years ago, Ronald Reagan gave his first Inaugural Address. His words still illuminate.