Headlines to hope for in 2014

champagne glassesEach year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial page editor Tom Waseleski prepares for the New Year an aspirational list of headlines.  For several years, I have shamelessly borrowed the idea and herewith present my own suggestions, with precious little expectation that we will see them atop newspapers, magazines or teasing newscasts in 2014.  Please send your own in the comments section below.

Young and healthy acknowledge own mortality, enroll in Obamacare

Unemployment dips to six percent

Congress stays in D.C. weekends; reaches accord on long-term comprehensive budget

World verifies Iran’s dismantling its  nuclear capacity

Palestinians/Israelis craft terms of two-state solution.

Congress passes background checks for all gun purchases

2014 ends without a single school shooting

Wayne La Pierre accidentally shoots self; blames federal regulators

Putin sings with Pussy Riot at Russian gay rights fundraiser before Winter Olympics

Middle class sees first wage gains since 1970′s

Chris Christie clears Republican field; likely  to face Hillary Clinton in 2016

Last US troops leave Afghanistan; Kharzai declares personal bankruptcy

Amazon drones deliver packages to Metrowest Boston

$80 billion in Medicare fraud eliminated; providers protest pay cut

NSA restricts privacy invasions

Extremist  parties lose support in  European elections

China shuns bellicose foreign policies; focuses on problems at home

Zhokar Tsarnaev receives death penalty on day of 2014 marathon

WGBH improves WCRB signal; suburbs get classical music without static

Patriots win Super Bowl in last 22 seconds of game

Republicans urge raising income threshold for Social Security Tax (a repeat from 2010,2011 and 2012)

Jim Barron finishes long-awaited book (also a repeat)

As I said, these are aspirational.  What are your suggestions?

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2 Responses to Headlines to hope for in 2014

  1. Margie,

    I think everything you wrote is possible but for Jim finishing his book this year :-).

    Happy New Year to all!

  2. Ellen Hoffman says:

    How about the Red Sox winning the World Series again? Might as well be greedy.

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