Some national media outlets have zeroed in on a week-old report from WMC-TV in Memphis that quoted a local advocate of efforts to reduce teen pregnancy as saying that 26 percent of the girls (about 90 in total) at one high school in the city have gotten pregnant this year.
Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.
Football is one big repository of analogies for politics. Candidates "kick off" their campaigns. If they're smart, they have a "game plan" that features a "ground game." In the politics of Washington, Bill Bennett says, "if you're not on offense, you're on defense," which is bad. In a pinch, a politician might "throw a Hail Mary." Normally, though, politics is "played between the 40-yard lines." An issue that's hard to agree on becomes a "political football."
"Law enforcement authorities targeted up to 100 suspected mobsters in a series of raids and arrests in the New York area early Thursday," the New York Post reports. "The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) called the raids and arrests the biggest mafia round-up in the history of New York."