A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
In this era of world leadership, the metal detector is the altar and the minicam may be god.
When people travel here from across the country, they shed jealousies and politics and prejudices.. The mighty climb down. The humble are elevated.
The problems seem so easy out there on the stump. Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish.
The prime minister found something hopeful in the man's eyes and manner. The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us. Scary, but true.
A White House dinner is the American family assembled, from labor leaders to billionaires, actors, architects, academicians and athletes.