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Gabrielle Giffords has announced she will resign her Congressional seat later this week.
Before her resignation takes effect, Giffords plans to travel to Washington to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
More than a year has passed since she was shot in the head by Jared Loughner, whose madness resulted in the deaths of six people. Although Giffords recovery has progressed, it has not progressed to a point where she felt she could stand for re-election. When I wrote about did interview Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly did with Diane Sawyer last November, I noted that serving in Congress is a challenge for the healthiest amongst us. Many who commented on that blog post indicated it would be both in her best interests and those of her constituents if she were to step down. For her part, Giffords hopes to return to public service in the future. Whether that public service will take the form of elected office remains to be seen.
Whatever she chooses to do, I wish Gabby Giffords well in her continued recovery.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?