It’s hard to imagine now, but when two students shot to death 12 of their peers and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado, it was a stop-everything, remember-where-you-were moment.
Perception, as they say, is reality.
There is not much more to say than what the president said himself.
The missile warning mistake is unforgivable.
Everyone gripes about air travel. The complaints are universal: bare-it-all security checks; shoving matches over cabin bin space; economy seats increasingly reminiscent of a miniature medieval torture cell maliciously called the “little ease.”
Every city has a story. Chicago’s is tough and tender. Gangster and Midwestern. Violent and benevolent.
In July, a Journal of the American Medical Association report that the brains of 110 of 111 deceased NFL players showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — an incurable condition that leads to dementia, mental instability and depression — made national headlines. But what should have gotten more attention was the finding that the brains of 48 of 53 deceased college football players showed CTE. There are more than 750 colleges with football programs versus 30 NFL teams.