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The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, May 16:
Another apparel factory has collapsed in a poor Asian country, killing three workers, and I fear I'm partly to blame.
It's random present-giving season or, as Chaucer put it, "'Tis spring, when small birds make melodies and invitations to sendeth gifties doth impregnate already swollen mailboxes."
Recently, in response to the hat trick of scandals the White House has scored over the past few days, some liberal commentators have tried to distance President Obama from at least two of them.
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, May 16:
It's strange how "scandal" gets defined these days in Washington. At the moment, everyone is screaming about the "scandal" of the Internal Revenue Service scrutinizing conservative nonprofits before granting them tax-exempt status.
Admit it: There've been times when you were so daunted by the immediate hurdles on the parenthood journey that you couldn't even imagine what lay ahead.
"Mom. Do you have that gene? Do I? Have you been tested? I thought Grandma had breast cancer. Why weren't you ever tested?"
His wife was a patient at the clinic where I worked in my early days as a doctor. I saw her regularly for hypertension. But on one visit, she was more concerned about her husband - let's call him Pedro. He was having stomach pains and difficulty swallowing. I told her to make an appointment for him with me.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Benghazi scandal.
President Obama is betraying his own promises and his Democratic base by agreeing to cut Social Security.
Dogged by scandal, and with his press secretary presumably now curled up in the fetal position and breathing into a brown paper bag, it's obvious President Barack Obama is in need.
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, May 16:
Jennifer was one of my first patients as a new doctor, and she came to see me about an unintended pregnancy. A single mom to a rambunctious 5-year-old girl, Jennifer was struggling economically and battling depression. We talked about the options available to her: continuing the pregnancy and preparing to parent another child, offering the baby for adoption or having an abortion. She chose to continue with the pregnancy, and I worked with her over the following months as she struggled with the discomforts of pregnancy, excessive weight gain and the anxiety of having to raise two small children on her own.
Two or three times a year, I drop by a Fort Worth cemetery to visit the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963.