Headline wishes for 2011

My colleague Tom Waseleski, editorial page editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, always prepares for New Year’s Day an aspirational list of headlines from which we could all benefit. Here, with my own imprint, are the headlines I’d like to see in 2011.

Economic Recovery Narrows Federal Deficit

Republicans Back Off Attack on New Health Care Law

Congress Passes Dream Act

Congress Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Patriots Win Super Bowl

U.S. Withdraws from Iraq on Schedule

Pakistan Routs Taliban from Strongholds

U.S. Withdraws from Afghanistan Ahead of Schedule

Tea Party Triggers Bipartisanship on Capitol Hill

Congress Closes Loopholes in U.S. Tax Code

Spring comes Early to Massachusetts

State Helps Cities and Towns Join Group Insurance Commission

Patrick Health Cost Containment Law Passes, Embraced by All

Jobless Rate Drops Below 8 Percent

Legislature Draws Districts that are Compact, Contiguous and Equal

John Boehner Stops Crying, Starts Caring

Boston Celtics win 18th Championship

Democrats Lead Fight to Raise Social Security Age

Republicans Support Raising Income Threshold for Social Security Tax

Film Bureau Loses Tax Credits; Movies Shoot Here Anyway

Boston Schools get Donation of 10,000 Desktop Computers

Shaquille O’Neal Funds Urban Music Education

U.S. Companies Bring Offshore Jobs Home
Tech Support Trains Call Centers to Speak Intelligible English

Harvard University Resumes Construction in Allston; Fills Hole

Downtown Crossing Cuts Ribbon for Filene’s Replacement; Eyesore removed

Wall Street Bonuses Pegged to Quality not Volume

Congress Passes Global Warming, Energy Independence law; Obama Signs

US Passes China in Green Technology

Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez Lead Red Sox to AL Pennant and World Series

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.

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