I am so saddened by the news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto today, shortly followed by the death of at least twenty others when her murderer deployed a suicide bomb. I have always admired her strength, resolve, determination and guts. She knew going back to Pakistan would likely cause her death.
I heard the terrible, discouraging news on NPR right before I pulled into the gas station. On the pump kiosk was a TV screen with a newsfeed. Headlines in the U.S. this morning: disappointing Christmas retail sales. The health of our nation judged by the number of widgets we buy.