Some headlines for 2016

New Year's graphicEach 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

  1. Hopkins Holmberg

    “Iran complies with nuclear accord” — it happened! The loaded all their 20% enriched uranium onto a Russian ship and it left Iranian waters.


  2. Jessica McWade

    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


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