OKAY, TO OPEN AN EDITORIAL LIKE THIS TAKES CHUTZPAH:
Amid all the justifiable rejoicing over the rescue of the nine miners who had been trapped underground in a Pennsylvania coal mine, it’s worth asking what they were doing underground to begin with. And the answer to that question involves two names that wouldn’t ordinarily come to mind when it comes to mining coal: Senator Lieberman of Connecticut and a 30-year-old rock star named Kevin Richardson, a member of a group called the Backstreet Boys.
Don’t be silly. Those were the first names that came to my mind. . . .