‘Jumping the shark” refers to TV sitcoms that have run out of ideas and resort to desperate stunts to stay on the air. Yesterday, Senate Democrats, headed by Majority Leader Harry Reid and his chief deputies, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, showed that jumping the shark happens in politics too.
Departing Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been giving his country the rarest of goodbye gifts — a series of brutally blunt, scrupulously honest assessments of just what has gone so very wrong with policies of war and peace in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
Competitive bidding on a utility is a bad idea. Supervisor Avalos wants to put a measure on the ballot to allow competitive bidding for San Francisco waste management services. Our current provider, Recology, has been serving San Francisco for over 60 years. On the surface competitive bidding makes sense. It allows firms to compete freely to see who can give our city the best service for the best price.
Will the real Willard Mitt Romney please stand up?