A warning for the Senate

News Headline: “Senate holds second all-night session as Republicans protest.”
The Senate should be careful.
Sleep deprivation can cause impaired judgment and delusional behavior.
Oh. Right.
Never mind.

News Headline: “Three large truths obscured by Republican Obamacare lies.”
News Headline: “Obama health care promise named ‘Lie of the Year.’ ”
Or do you have something against bipartisanship?

News Headline: “Harvard researchers discover mortality benefits of nut consumption.”
News Headline: “Fox News dominates November cable TV news ratings.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

News Headline: “Earthquake expert: ‘Imagine America without Los Angeles.’ ”
But is there a downside?

News Headline: “Vanity Fair looks back at 100 years.”
Vanity Fair ceased publication between 1936 and 1983.
M.M., an Atlanta reader, says we can add centuries to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

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News Headline: “Knife-wielding Santa robs post office.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Beware the ides of National Stress-Free Holiday Month.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
Rich Rzadzki, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Noticed something the other day that occurs too often. It’s the misuse of  ‘that’ for  ‘who’ or ‘whom.’ Instead of  ‘a person who,’ we see ‘a person that.’ ”
Right.
“Who” for persons.
“That” for things.
Example: Ted Cruz is a politician that bears watching.

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