The coalition problem was that she needed support from the leftist Greens and pro-market Free Democrats.
She couldn’t find common ground between them.
Comment: Her larger problem is that she’s past her “sell-by” date and has a tin-ear for ordinary Germans’ disgust with open borders, which have led to millions of immigrants and serious problems with unassimilated Muslim populations.
This is the way to get experience. You’ll be at the desk of power, directly under the boss.
Please don’t mistake my parody.
The allegations are deeply disturbing, the actual admissions disgusting, the sheer numbers an avalanche.
The allegations should be treated with respect, while always remembering that fair-minded judgment requires evidence, or, better yet, proof.
What is already clear, though, is what we felt in our bones after the priest-abuse scandals and Bill Cosby: many men have abused their positions of power and authority, many victims feared of speaking out, and many men, women, and children had their trust betrayed.
I am, I confess, a real fan of people with interesting names.
The best of someone I actually know is Zeus Preckwinkle.
Today, I came across a good one–not as good as Zeus’ name–but a worthy moniker. It was an article written by law professor with the excellent name of “Zephyr Teachout.”
As Casey Stengel, the “old perfessor,” used to say, “you can look it up.”
I did, and her full name is even better: Zephyr Rain Teachout.
She is married, I kid you not, to Nick Juliusburger.
I don’t know what a Juliusburger is, but I’m pretty sure it is grass-fed.
I only regret that Zephyr chose not to hyphenate.
The best names definitely come from football–Ha Ha Clinton-Dix comes to mind–although the obituary section of the Clarksdale, Mississippi, paper is a close second.
Even in the competitive arena of athletes’ names that of Notre Dame wide-receiver Equanimeous St. Brown stands tall.
Sports Illustrated explains how his father chose it:
The origin of the name Equanimeous St. Brown came long before the 6-foot-5, 190-pound wideout was born. His father, John Brown, had a college friend at Cal State Fullerton who was writing a book featuring a character named Equanimeous. Brown inquired about the name, and his friend said it was inspired by the word equanimity, which, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, means “calm emotions when dealing with problems or pressure.” Brown liked the name so much that he vowed to bestow it on his first son. –Sports Illustrated
His middle name, “St.” was probably inspired by a street sign.
Thanks to Walker Gunning, I have learned that there is actually a contest for the coolest names of the year.
Here are the top 10 finishers, with the first-place votes in parentheses.