Do you remember how many people died in the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007 or the Columbine massacre of 1999? Or, for that matter, the shootings on the University of Texas campus in 1966, the horror of an earlier time?
Once again it’s that time of the year when the president considers granting clemencies and once again the name of Jonathan Pollard has surfaced. The former U.S. Navy civilian intelligence analyst was arrested in 1986, pleaded guilty the following year to spying for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison. He is still there.
When the second season of this BBC period drama about the life and loves of the aristocratic Grantham family ended, we were hoping that the third – to premiere stateside on PBS in less than a month – would boast a dash of yiddishkeit.
A commentator at CNN on Sunday suggested the Kansas City Chiefs' uncommon victory over the Carolina Panthers Saturday was a tribute to linebacker Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins and himself the previous day.
That made me gag. This murderer, who left his child an orphan and then took the coward's way out rather than face justice, needs a tribute like Bin Laden needs a holiday.