You know, I really didn't think I would have anything to comment on regarding the Ray Rice assault. Guy hits his wife in public (note: I just now noticed that this sentence didn't read the way I intended. What I was trying to say is that Rice assaulted his wife, which is a crime; and it was done in public so the criminal proceedings are likely to be a formality. Whether Rice did something wrong or not isn't really in question). Job done. He's gonna get prosecuted, probably get a big fine and community service, the NFL will slap some silly ethics violation punishment on him, and life goes on. Unfortunately, the media and a sizable minority of Americans have decided it's the NFL's job to police their players and function as judge, jury and executioner in some kind of bizarre twist on The Running Man. So I wrote this earlier today:
Literally, the President is making a speech about how successful his foreign policy has been, while preparing to withdraw all U.S. civilians from Libya (via Marines) because the post-revolution country he helped create is falling apart.