I thought I would avoid having anything to say about Hillary Clinton’s latest book. I thought the book, “What Happened,” was meant to be some sort of cathartic Hillary Clinton 3.0 end of the story. I thought it would be accompanied by a graceful farewell tour. I forgot: The Clintons don’t do graceful and they certainly don’t do farewells. Instead, Clinton is thrashing around in front of the faithful, having pity parties and making news that has caught the attention of Republicans everywhere.

Does this sound familiar? Republican and Democratic lawmakers say they don’t fully understand what Trumpcare redux actually includes, but most Republicans are nonetheless lining up to vote for it. We won’t guess their motives, but reports indicate high-dollar donors threaten to withhold millions of dollars in campaign funds if Republicans don’t finally snuff the Affordable Care Act.

Sunday’s Trib report on enrollment at local school districts and charter schools might at first glance seem to offer little new. Yes, enrollment at school districts such as Midway and China Spring continues to grow. Yes, charter schools are drawing more and more students. Yes, student numbers are relatively flat in Waco Independent School District. In the old days, we labeled this scenario “white flight.” Some of it likely still is.


What were we talking about one year ago? Take a look back.

The film “Sully” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks sparked a lot of conversation on a Facebook page devoted to promoting the film with comments from those who have seen it. Much debate arose over the plot device of National Transportation Safety Board bureaucrats trying to blame heroic pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and his decision to save lives by landing in the Hudson River. The airliner was incapacitated by some unlucky Canadian geese mid-air.