Each 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?