We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. exercises his discretion to drop the charges against DSK because they are unsustainable legally, he is virtually certain to be the target of continued political attacks; but he will have gained a great deal of credibility for his office and himself.
The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.
There's good reason for Bob Barr to think there are serious ethical questions that need to be answered by Ken Buck. Nothing like a little NRA on NRA violence two weeks before an election to make the day interesting.