Not good

Hillary Clinton has been admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of a blood clot which apparently resulted from her recent concussion. And that’s all it says. No location of the clot cited, which is worrisome. She’s being treated with anti-coagulants and will be for 48 hours.

Hawai’i has a new Senator-designate

The senior Senate position left open after Senator Inouye’s death last week has been filled, or will be when he’s sworn in. The State Democratic Party winnowed its lengthy list of applicants for the job down to three and submitted all three names to Governor Neil Abercrombie today. He promptly named Lt. Governor Brian Schatz …

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Andrea Bocelli sings “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” from his 2009 album “My Christmas”. More? Okay. Luciano Pavarotti sings “Adeste Fideles” with a boys chorus at Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal in 1978. Still more? Alright. Renee Fleming with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing “Joy to the World.”

An old tradition on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to All! Note: This entry was originally published December 24, 2003. From the Editorial Page, New York Sun, 1897 We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: I am 8 years …

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

Here’s an e-book edition of Clement Moore’s Twas the Night Before Christmas, with wonderful illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. I recommend you read it while listening to Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians as they perform it, recorded in 1942. It’s available on MP3 as part of a collection of Waring’s Christmas radio broadcasts. Waring was …

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