Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist from New York, who raised $2 million in the last quarter of 2019 and now has $3 million cash on hand—more than almost any member of Congress. AOC is expected to easily win re-election, and may be planning a future run for the Senate or the White House.
Liberals, following the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, has returned to the bench after completing treatment for pancreatic cancer. “I’m cancer free,” she said.
Humble bragging, after Burt Ward, who played Robin to Adam West’s Batman in the campy 1960s TV series, claimed that network officials made him take penis-reducing pills to reduce a too-large bulge in his skintight costume. Ward, now 74, says he complied for three days, but then “just used my cape to cover it.”
Bad week for:
Alternative realities, after the White House Twitter account released a picturesque photo of the official presidential home against a night sky full of snowflakes, beneath the caption “First snow of the year!” Temperatures in Washington, D.C., soared to 70 degrees that day and never got below a balmy 53.
Cat owners, after a new study found evidence that cats will eat human flesh, including its owner’s corpse if there’s no other food.
The middle-aged, with new data indicating that 47.2 is the precise age at which the average person hits the low point of the lifelong “happiness curve.” Tom, 47.19, told Slate.com that “suddenly, the ticking of the clock grows that much louder. Also, hemorrhoids.”