Each year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial page editor Tom Waseleski prepares for the New Year an aspirational list of headlines. Each year, I shamelessly borrow the idea and herewith present my own suggestions, with precious little expectation that we will see them atop newspapers, magazines or teasing newscasts in 2016. Please send your own in the comments section below.
Moderate Arab states ante up to defeat ISIS
Iran complies with nuclear accord
Ted Cruz admits human role in global warming
Ted Cruz accepts evolution
Boston Globe irons out all delivery problems
Young and healthy flock to enroll in Obamacare
Median income rises for first time in decades
Red Sox go from last to first again, then win World Series
Congress passes background checks for all gun purchases; bans assault weapons
Netanyahu signs peace accord with Obama
Mass murders cut in half in 2016
Patriots win Super Bowl; Roger Goodell drinks lye
Voters approve gas tax hike
MBTA meets targets for upgrades
Green Line extension to Somerville completed
Donald Trump crushed in all primaries; leaves US in “yuge” disgrace, fulfilling his promise to make America great again
Nation elects first woman President in landslide – (hint: it’s not Carly Fiorina)
Bill Clinton caught in flagrante yet again; sent to David Stockman’s woodshed
Grammar makes a comeback in area schools
VA eliminates waiting list; extends help for PTSD sufferers
Charlie Baker walks on water, cleans up DCF and ends opioid crisis
China ends intellectual property violations and internet restrictions
Local TV anchors cover cleavage
Boston 2024 Olympics poobahs fund Widett Circle renewal
WGBH improves WCRB signal; suburbs get classical music without static (note: this is a repeat dating back several years)
Republicans urge raising income threshold for Social Security Tax (a repeat from 2010,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 )
Jim Barron finishes book; meets publisher’s long-deferred deadline (also a repeat)
As I said, these are aspirational. What are your suggestions?
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7 thoughts on “Some headlines for 2016”
‘The Globe’s here!’
“Iran complies with nuclear accord” — it happened! The loaded all their 20% enriched uranium onto a Russian ship and it left Iranian waters.
Greece Revolution; Jim Barron’s Book Sells Out
Trump Running out of Money; UK refuses to Allow him entry
The national debt continues to jet further into fiscal oblivion. No one cares.
… certainly not aspirational – just the way it is.
Great stuff, Margie, as always! I particularly like the notion of Roger Goodell reaching for that bottle of lye … or is it lie? Hopefully, he can pass a “yuge” bottle of it to Trump, as well. Our best to you and Jim for 2016. You do such great work here. Jessica McWade
From your mouth…….