Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“When writing about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, should we always capitalize the word ‘the,’ as in, The White House?”
No. It is “the White House.”
Only on occasion does a proper name include a “the,” as in The Ohio State University.
Or the rock guitarist The Edge.
Who came to us from U2.
Which is not The U2.
Which isn’t to mention the rock band The The.
Which reminds QT of another band: Was (Not Was).
Which isn’t anymore.
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News Headline: “In other news: Florida gunman ‘senselessly murdered’ five people in bank, police say.”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when a story such as this would be the nation’s top news for days.
News Headline: “Commerce secretary doesn’t understand why unpaid federal workers use food banks.”
How does the Trump administration put up with all the whining?
Nothing but complaints from the servant class.
News Headline: “Michael Cohen postpones House testimony, citing threats against his family from Trump.”
Nice congressional hearings you have there.
Be a shame if something happened to them.
News Headline: “Is Trump a racist?”
News Headline: “Did Trump work for Russia?”
News Headline: “Are Trump supporters reaching their breaking point with the shutdown?”
News Headline: “Is Trump’s base cracking?”
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
Or as Molly Bloom puts it:
“. . . and yes I said yes I will Yes.”
See how easy?
News Headline: “California regulators finalize marijuana rules.”
The nice thing about having your marijuana regulated is that you just don’t care.
News Headline: “Shutdown’s damage to economy could exceed $5.7 billion cost of Trump’s border wall.”
Not to worry.
Mexico’s good for it.
News Headline: “Trump will deliver a State of the Union speech–location to be determined.”
Probably not Mexico.
Maybe somewhere in Russia. . . .
The world’s 26 wealthiest persons now own as much wealth as the world’s least wealthy 3.8 billion.
News Headline: “4 humanitarian aid volunteers found guilty for leaving migrants food and water in Arizona desert.”
What would Jesus do?
Up to six months in Arizona.
News Headline: “Giuliani in new statement: Any comments about Trump Tower Moscow timeline ‘hypothetical.’ ”
News Headline: “Texas GOP congressman calls Trump’s border crisis a ‘myth.’ ”
Let’s try to get this straight.
Donald Trump’s border crisis is not a myth.