The true spirit of the man was seen in those moments away from the camera. There won’t be another like him.
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It was a somber moment. It was a horrifying year. And, in many ways, the country has yet to recover.
Does anyone actually believe that shooters would have stopped because their English teacher or lacrosse coach kept a Glock in the cabinet?
This is the first time across all the dust-covered years of our history, that an elected commander in chief chose to tweet instead of plan to defend the country.
On those long days when Kelly might wonder why he took the job, he will, no doubt, think of how he was raised on Bigelow Street in Brighton.
The Fenway crowd screamed so loud it drowned out the bigger worries many of us can’t shut out right now.
He was delivered home to a country he would not recognize, where history is now measured by a click or a stopwatch.
His people were on the train hurtling beneath the surface of the lights, the money, the greed, the clout of the city above.
Only a president can send people off to fight and perhaps die in distant lands for often undefined cause.
The vice president returned home to Pennsylvania to blast the middle-class crowds with one last dose of political magic before Election Day.