Charles Krauthammer Goes Out Like Gehrig
361 COMMENTS Charles Krauthammer is one of my heroes. For years my wife and I watched Fox News’s “Special Report With Bret Baier, ” where Charles softly delivered his insights on politics with impressive and often sardonic wit and intelligence. We grew to rely on his electronic companionship and his political navigational skills. He knew where true north pointed; and although he could bite, he seldom barked.
Now he has announced he has a few weeks to live. Our pain is sharp.
Charles is a serious baseball fan. His final declaration that “my fight is over” recalled for me the moving exit speech by Lou Gehrig, who—on July 4, 1939, dying of his eponymous disease—called himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” It is important to play the game well, but it is also important how one leaves the arena.
For most of his life, Charles was a quiet daily witness that the Fates can be cruel. He surely endured untold suffering, and this latest medical report seems like piling on, to use a football term. He surely had a full dose of suffering when he broke his neck diving into a gym pool during his first year at Harvard Medical School. Despite that injury, which paralyzed his legs totally and his arms partly, he finished his medical training on time with the class of 1975. He became a psychiatrist and turned to journalism when editors noticed his talent for writing. His weekly column in the Washington Post became a Beltway staple.
Many admirers who watched Charles on Fox News did not know he was sitting in a wheelchair. I noticed because I also “ride” a chair and am limited. Charles never spoke of these issues, but I felt a special bond and wrote him a fan letter years ago to commend his remarkable political commentary and his courage. Like him, I had experienced a paralyzing injury—I broke my back in a fall while at college—though mine was less severe than his.
It turned out he knew of my history for the same reasons I knew of his. When he replied to my letter, he was gracious and shared his personal insight on our youthful misfortunes. He wrote that he and I were fortunate—sort of—to have suffered our injuries when we were so young. We might have had more difficulty recovering had we been hurt at an older age. His wise diagnosis had the ring of his psychiatric training.
Past great political pundits—Walter Lippmann, H.L. Mencken, Arthur Krock —were not the presence that Charles Krauthammer became with his daily Fox News appearances. He is the finest of our current political translators and commentators, well-suited for our age because of his contrast with it. The prevalence of bloviating, uncivilized screamers makes Charles’s self-effacing reserve especially refreshing. Slyly irreverent yet respectful and civil, he has a classic education and is literate when those attributes are being devalued. He is an inspiration: We wish we knew what Charles knows.
In his famous prayer, Cardinal John Henry Newman asked God to grant him each night “a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.” It is that “peace at the last” we wish for our friend Charles Krauthammer. We saw him fight so well, and now he tells us his fight is over. May peace come to this fine man, who led his life in such a noble manner, and set such a shining example.
Mr. Vincent was commissioner of Major League Baseball, 1989-92.
Nick Jonas Takes Priyanka Chopra to His Cousin’s Wedding
Nick Jonas Takes Priyanka Chopra to His Cousin’s Wedding By by Jess Cohen | Mon., Jun. 11, 2018 11:08 AM Share Jackson Lee / SplashNews.com
Meeting the family!
It appears that things are heating up between Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra , because the “Jealous” singer took the Quantico star to his cousin Rachel Tamburelli ‘s wedding over the weekend. Photos of the rumored couple show them in attendance at the celebration, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday. Chopra can be seen wearing a chartreuse dress for the special occasion while Jonas dons a navy blue suit.
The duo can also be seen spending more time with his family at a brunch by the beach over the weekend.
The singer’s brother, Kevin Jonas , shared a photo from the ceremony on Instagram, where it seems as though his and Danielle Jonas ‘ 4-year-old daughter, Alena Rose Jonas , served as a flower girl. Read Peter Parker / SplashNews.com Jackson Lee / SplashNews.com
Joe Jonas , who is currently filming The Voice in Australia, doesn’t appear to have made it to the wedding.
This sighting of Jonas and Chopra comes just days after the duo was photographed at the airport together in New York City. They were later spotted boarding a helicopter to Atlantic City for the weekend of the celebrations.
The duo first sparked romance rumors at the 2017 MET Gala, where they walked the red carpet together in Ralph Lauren designs. But speculation about their relationship status didn’t go into overdrive until just weeks ago when they were spotted spending time together over Memorial Day weekend. Read
Priyanka Chopra Fuels Nick Jonas Dating Rumors With Flirty Instagram Comment Jackson Lee / SplashNews.com
Days later, Jonas and Chopra were spotted having a date night at Toca Madera in West Hollywood, where they cozied up on the garden patio and munched on guacamole, the Ceviche Verde, chicken tacos and the Japanese Wagyu Beef.
“Nick and Priyanka couldn’t keep their hands off each other last night at dinner,” a source told E! News of the duo’s date. “They were cuddling and enjoying each other’s company at their table. At one point, they were even dancing together in their seats. It was really cute and they were definitely affectionate. They made it clear they were a couple.”
Since then, Jonas and Chopra have been flirting up a storm on social media , commenting and liking each other’s posts. And now they have seemingly confirmed their romance with a trip to his cousin’s wedding! ❤️❤️ A post shared by Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas) on Jun 11, 2018 at 6:45am PDT
This wedding comes just about a month after Chopra attended another special ceremony . On May 19, the actress was there to see her pal Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Don’t miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m. Share
Only those ‘begging for vote’ host Iftar parties, says Telangana BJP MLA | India News – Times of India
Only those ‘begging for vote’ host Iftar parties, says Telangana BJP MLA Only those ‘begging for vote’ host Iftar parties, says Telangana BJP MLA Known for making contentious statements, the MLA from Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad posted a video message on a social networking site where he said one of his friends suggested him to hold an Iftar party like many other lawmakers do during the holy month of Ramzan. PTI | Updated: Jun 11, 2018, 18:07 IST BJP MLA Raja Singh (Photo source: Twitter/@TigerRajaSingh) HYDERABAD: Only those “begging for vote” host Iftar parties, controversial Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh said on Monday, declaring he would neither host nor attend such events. Known for making contentious statements, the MLA from Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad posted a video message on a social networking site where he said one of his friends suggested him to hold an Iftar party like many other lawmakers do during the holy month of Ramzan. “These days many Telangana legislators are busy hosting Iftar parties, wearing skull caps and taking selfies. They think if they have to do vote bank politics, they will have to think of ‘sabka saath, sabha vikas’ (together will all, development for all). “This is their thinking. Those who sit with them (those attending Iftar) are ‘vote ke bhikhari’ (beggars for vote). My thinking is different,” he said. Singh said his religion Hinduism taught giving respect to everyone. “But some religions and their religious books preach to kill Hindus as they are ‘Kafir’ (a term literally meaning non-believers but often construed as insulting to followers of other religions). How can I attend an Iftar or host one for those who talk of killing Hindus?” he said. Singh said when his friend disputed his contention and wanted a proof in support of his claim, he told him that it was mentioned in the “green book”. “This green book is responsible for the spread of terrorism in India and it should be banned. I will fight to get it banned,” he said. The BJP leader said he dreams of an “akhand Hindu rashtra” (an undivided Hindu nation), building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, a ban on cow slaughter in the entire country and return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits. He said it was because of “secularwadi” (secularist) Hindus that the Mughals and the British ruled India. “When there are over 50 Muslim countries and more than 100 Christian countries, why can’t there be a single Hindu nation?” he asked. Singh has been booked by the Hyderabad police several times over alleged provocative speeches and statements. He once said the heads of those opposing construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya be chopped off. Singh recently accused Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of hosting Iftar at different mosques in the state to “appease” the minorities. “KCR wants aid from Centre as state is in financial crisis but for appeasement of minorities #Telangana government is spending 66 crore for #Iftar party Development over vote bank politics #Iftar politics,” he tweeted.
#KCR wants aid from centre as state is in financial crisis but for appeasement of minorities #Telangana government… https://t.co/F78YlrmTTj — Raja Singh BJP MLA (@TigerRajaSingh) 1528446346000 Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App . Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages. RELATED
Sanjay Dutt on Ranbir Kapoor playing ‘Sanju’
EXCLUSIVE: Sanjay Dutt reacts on Ranbir Kapoor playing EXCLUSIVE: Sanjay Dutt reacts on Ranbir Kapoor playing ‘Sanju’ After this reaction on Ranbir Kapoor, it looks like the latter has already impressed Sanjay Dutt with his performance in ‘Sanju’ | Updated: Jun 12, 2018, 15:29 IST Ranbir Kapoor will soon be seen playing the role of Sanjay Dutt in the actor’s biopic, ‘Sanju’. The trailer was released recently and has won accolades by everyone. In many scenes from the trailer, Ranbir Kapoor exactly looks like Sanjay Dutt. While people are praising Ranbir Kapoor’s look and performance as ‘Sanju’ in the trailer, we were keen to know what Sanjay Dutt has to say about the same. During our recent interaction with the actor, we asked him whether he liked Ranbir Kapoor’s look as ‘Sanju’. And if he gave any advice to Ranbir Kapoor for his biopic! ‘Kar Har Maidan Fateh’ from ‘Sanju’ is bound to leave everyone motivated Talking exclusively about it on ETimes, Sanjay Dutt said, “There is no advice for Ranbir Kapoor. He is doing a fantastic job. Whatever I have seen on the sets of the movie, it is really great. I just wish him all the best and I am looking forward to watch the movie.” After Salman Khan, now Arshad Warsi says, nobody can match original Sanjay Dutt 01:51 After this reaction, it looks like Ranbir Kapoor has already impressed Sanjay Dutt with his performance in ‘Sanju’. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani , the film is slated to release on 29th June, 2018. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App . Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more Entertainment news in English and other languages. RELATED All Comments () + ^ Back to Top Characters Remaining: 3000
Fat joke? Make us look 'nice and thin,' Trump tells photographers as Kim looks on
Newsletter Fat joke? Make us look ‘nice and thin,’ Trump tells photographers as Kim looks on Matthew Diebel , USA TODAY Published 8:11 a.m. ET June 12, 2018 | Updated 1:27 p.m. ET June 12, 2018 1 Shares CLOSE President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are chatting over a lunch of beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish. (June 12) AP The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seemed to go well. But if it all goes belly-up, you might be able to look back at what could be construed as a fat joke by Trump at Kim’s expense. As Kim and the American president sat down for lunch Tuesday after their one-on-one talks in Singapore, photographers jostled to get pictures of the pair sitting at a flower-filled dining table. “Getting a good picture, everybody?” Trump asked the photographers. “So we look nice and handsome and thin and perfect?”
President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un stop to talk with the media as they walk from their lunch at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) Video of the moment then shows the camera panning to Kim as he listens to the translation. Our interpretation of Kim’s facial expression and body language? Let’s say he wasn’t bursting with pleasure. The video went viral with Twitter commentators comparing the episode to an awkward scene from “The Office.” Not too sure about this remake of the Office pic.twitter.com/4tmLXRskzD — Alan White (@aljwhite) June 12, 2018 “Kim’s reaction to Donald Trump’s joke is the best thing you will see all day today,” quipped another. Kim’s reaction to Donald Trump’s joke is the best thing you will see all day today. #TrumpKimSummit pic.twitter.com/oLjVYIUApk — Shahjahan Khurram (@91Shahji) June 12, 2018 And “Sweet Jesus, Look at Kim Jong-Un’s Face,” tweeted another, perhaps unintentionally using Trump’s random capitalizations in the comment. Sweet Jesus, Look at Kim Jong-Un’s Face when Trump asks Photographers to make them look “Handsome and Thin”. pic.twitter.com/FkSJZhnD42 #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim — Fiona Adorno (@FionaAdorno) June 12, 2018 Of course, Trump isn’t shy about ribbing the press, and earlier in the proceedings didn’t hold back at the men and women he often accuses of “fake news.” ”The press, they never stop,” he said as the two sat down ahead of his tête-à-tête with Kim. “I’ll tell you when they’re out,” Trump said, referring to media in the room.