The dive that a drunk Alexander Okano took into a shallow pool at Psi Upsilon house, paralyzing him from the chest down, helped spur reforms to Trinity College’s fraternity culture that faculty members applauded.
Real Clear Politics has President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, by 4.6 percentage points in its poll average. Pollster.com gives Obama a similar lead. The bettors at Intrade.com give the Democrats a 60 percent chance of retaining the White House.
If Paul Krugman is right -- and he has a Nobel Prize that says he is -- then we should all be suspicious of the so-called Washington consensus. Which may tell you all you need to know about the Beltway’s bipartisan obsession with the Washington Nationals.
The Republican Party has been speed dating, racing through presidential prospects like a Hollywood starlet working her way through leading men. The fickleness suggests a party that doesn’t know whether its Tea Party heart or its establishment head should prevail in 2012.