Abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell has agreed to give up his right to appeal his murder conviction in order to avoid the death penalty. The Philadelphia...er.... physician will be sentenced to life imprisonment.
Detroit's Democratic mayor, Dave Bing, is giving up. He'll retire from office when his present term ends.
Seems like an extreme reaction to the Wings drawing the Blackhawks in the second round of the playoffs, but I guess I can understand his despair at the prospect.
Actually, Detroit's fiscal woes are probably responsible. On the other hand, Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, has announced that the hitherto strapped state will show a $483 million surplus.
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is "definitely" running for New York mayor. At least we can trust him to engage in full disclosure.
And David Axelrod, the Karl Rove of the current administration, whines that the government is "too vast" for President Obama to control.
Two things: first, Republicans have been saying for quite a while that the government is too big, but Mr. Obama has always insisted otherwise. And secondly, didn't Mitt Romney try to tell us last year that Mr. Obama wasn't up to the job? We would probably be better off if we'd have believed him then instead of having Mr. Obama's chief political operative admit it now that it's too late to do anything about it.