Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brilliant boxer whose endearing persona made you forget what a truly tortured soul he was. That is what those in boxing recalled most about the three-division champion who died in a San Juan Hospital after his family removed him from life support on Saturday morning.
Where Petraeus let us down Bacevich: Future generations will remember David Petraeus, if they remember him at all, as the general who enabled the United States, at great cost, to avoid defeat in a misguided and badly-managed middle-sized war.
Child poverty, a national shame McCurry: Name a subject that the presidential candidates failed to address during the campaign this fall: Climate change? Fracking? The designated-hitter rule?
Gambling away our cities Florida: Early in September, Sheldon Adelson, the 79-year-old founder of The Sands (and a lavish political donor — he contributed more than $50 million to help Mitt Romney and other Republicans get elected), announced that Madrid will be home to a massive EuroVegas gambling and entertainment complex.