As Lebron leads his Miami Heat through a brutal playoff finals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and as Tiger tries to recapture his magic formula for winning Major tournaments in this week's U.S. Open, I will be enthusiastically cheering both of them on.
With the law and politics now off-limits, John Edwards will need to find something else to do. Even though he's rich, he'll need to work. Here are four careers he might consider.
As Americans rinse off the stench of the long sad Edwards affair, we find ourselves wondering yet again: how did this happen?
It seems like from their interviews jurors were split on the other counts, some leaning towards finding him guilty, others leaning towards acquittal, but the one thing they all agreed on: the evidence was just not there.
Dear John, I heard you say at your impromptu press conference that you didn't think God was done with you, that there was still some good left for you do in the world.
This week, a federal appeals court found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, another step on the inevitable, though sometimes rocky path toward making America a more perfect union. Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, then spent the week with the Barnum and Birther Circus, his turn in the center ring upstaged by lead clown Donald Trump. And in North Carolina, a jury refused to convict John Edwards of violating campaign finance laws. As the Justice Department decides whether to retry him, perhaps the administration should consider taking the resources it was wasting investigating how Bunny Mellon spent her money and redirect them toward prosecuting those who caused the financial crisis. They should care far less about how Edwards financed his affair and far more about how the rest of us got screwed.
Edwards needs to get Prichard's biography. It's a good starting point on redemption and channeling great talents in a productive manner.
In a statement released earlier this morning, God has made it clear that He is pretty much through with John Edwards.
We want to hear one thing from you, without distancing phrases or tired clichés -- and that is that you get it.
If there's good news for Edwards, it's that his comedown will provide all the lessons he needs in order to figure out what went wrong, and how to fix it. But he needs to pay attention and do the hard work of learning things he wishes he already knew, instead of rationalizing away his behavior.
The strange case of John Edwards sheds some light on the relationship between politicians and donors and serves as a reminder of how close the bond between those who raise money and those who donate it can be.
All these children needed their father and still need their father. It is so terribly painful for any children whose parent or parents end up behind bars.
It is a wise person who knows when not to decide. The jury in the John Edwards case rendered exactly the right verdict. Of course they couldn't make up their mind on most of the charges. No rational person could.
Jury service is the great equalizer and a reminder that none of us is above the court sanctioned judgment of another. If you have never sat in on a jury trial -- pick one and go. It's a real eye-opener.
Elizabeth was that rare political wife that everyone loved and admired, party affiliation notwithstanding. If only we could have loved her husband as much as we loved her.