Reader, she married him. The day after he was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault for knocking her unconscious. I would say allegedly knocking her unconscious, but there's no doubt: Janay Palmer — now Janay Rice — was out cold after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice unleashed his left hook on her.
You've heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation. A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor's degree for positions that didn't used to require baccalaureate education. A college degree, in other words, is becoming the new high school diploma: The minimum credential required to get even the most basic, entry-level job.
Law enforcement agencies may not be getting much love in most of the country after images of heavily armed cops filled news coverage of protests in Ferguson, Mo. But here in Washington, the dueling gun initiatives are competing for the claim of "cops love my initiative better."
In an economy where jobs matter, the Vancouver Energy project at the Port of Vancouver will create hundreds of family-wage jobs that can support entire families. Also, providing critical infrastructure for U.S. energy independence lies partly in our hands. For those reasons and many more, the Vancouver Energy project should be approved.
The Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. Vladimir Putin's fascist revival is a crisis that tests the West's capacity to decide.
David Darby, the best evidence suggests, is a true believer. A rebel with a cause. A 69-year-old scofflaw whose ideology is so entrenched that he will travel down the most arcane of legal avenues in pursuit of his goal.
President Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving. British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to Parliament on Monday the alarming conclusions of European leaders who had met in Brussels over the weekend: "The European Council believes the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and the Islamist extremism and export of terrorism on which it is based is a direct threat to every European country."
The word of the day is herky-jerky, which is a polite way of saying erratic. And which, I regret to report, is a fitting description of President Obama's handling of immigration. And, I regret even more, a metaphor for his stumbling stewardship.