Sorry I’m a bit late with this. A few little pieces of good news. Enjoy!
• A Berkeley researcher working on another problem has accidentally found a cure for color blindness. This should help all of those people who see this dress as white and gold. It’s blue and black, people. Duh.
• The Democratic National Committee unanimously voted to adopt a resolution calling for a “Right-to-Vote” Amendment to be added to the U.S. Constitution.
• Still more economic good news, this time it’s growth in GDP.
• The Dept. of Justice admits it has been misinterpreting the “derivative citizenship” statutes of U.S. immigration law since 2008, leading to the improper deportation of U.S. citizens.
• Morgan Stanley will pay $2.6 billion for its role in the 2008 global financial meltdown. Not nearly enough … not nearly enough. But it’s something.
• Virginia has agreed to compensate the remaining victims of its forced sterilization program.
Seven medical specialty societies, the American Bar Assn. and the American Public Health Assn. on Monday joined forces to declare gun-related injuries, which annually kill an average of 32,000 Americans and harm nearly twice that number, “a public health crisis” that should be studied and solved “free of political influence or restriction.”
Duh. But it wasn’t too long ago that these groups would have been too scared and intimidated by the NRA shouters and screamers to even dream of supporting such a logical idea.
Good News, Tennessee Edition:
• Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Though built in the early ’70s, it was recognized as a cultural resource. The Ryman Auditorium, which has long been associated with the Grand Ole Opry, was recognized in 2001.
• Despite losing to the Minnesota Wild last night, my beloved Nashville Predators are the top team in the NHL. In the whole friggin’ National Hockey League, you guys! This has been such a long time coming. We are playoff-bound, and I smell a Stanley Cup!