There will surely be several more "decisive moments" in the seemingly never-ending negotiations between the White House, President Obama's fellow Democrats and Republican leaders over raising the federal debt limit, cutting federal budget deficits and generally putting the nation's fiscal books in order.
The implosion of the once mighty tabloid News of the World (NoW) is nothing short of a media tsunami. And the damage doesn't end at Fleet Street — nor even in the halls of the Murdoch News Corp. empire.
It's reaching all the way to 10 Downing Street, where Prime Minister David Cameron is facing a crisis of leadership like none he's experienced so far.
A man landed his plane in south Texas on a runway that was supposed to be closed. So the FAA ordered him to take remedial pilot lessons. So now, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced a bill to strengthen the position of pilots who contest FAA enforcement of safety rules.
The last edition of the News of the World hit newsstands in the United Kingdom Sunday. And in that last issue, the paper's staff managed to vent same of their anger at being shut down in the crossword puzzle.