So this summer is developing into a terrible season, as bad in its way as winter was. A struggling president has begun a campaign-style offensive with no campaign in sight against a discredited Congress still 15 months away from its own midterm elections. The word from the public, however, is clear: Heal thyselves. We’re not going to help.
North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.