Thursday, August 4, 2011

Short Takes

Happy birthday, President Obama. I’m still not used to the idea of a President of the United States being younger than me.

Syria: Tanks and troops push into Hama.

It’s the trial of the century in Egypt.

The FAA shutdown is still unresolved, and it’s costing millions of dollars a day.

Tim Pawlenty in Florida sounds like every other right-wing reactionary Republican running for president.

There will be some interesting changes at Miami-Dade public schools this year.

Hey lady — Jerry Lewis will have to find something else to do this Labor Day weekend.

R.I.P. Bubba Smith, 66, football player and actor.

The Tigers beat the Rangers.