I think we need a moment to raise our heads above the swamp of Washington politics for a moment. My eyes got a little misty at this very sweet moment of space shuttle commander Mark Kelly, courtesy of the band U2.
Bono dedicates one of injured
Bono dedicates one of injured Rep. Giffords' favorite songs to her, then says to the crowd: "Imagine a man looking down on us from 200 miles up. Looking down at our beautiful crowded planet... What would he say to us...? What is on your mind, Commander Kelly?"
Commander Kelly then appears on the video screen, speaking from the international Space Station. He holds up a serious of words that read "7 Billion - One Nation - Imagi Nation - It's a Beautiful Day."
Doctors had planned this surgery for a while. The bullet left a hole in Giffords' skull, and doctors removed another section to relieve pressure. But they couldn't reuse the section because it was fragmented and contaminated. Instead, the surgeons implanted a synthetic piece that was custom fit to cover the hole. With that in place, Giffords can now cast aside her protective helmet.[..]
Dr. DONG KIM (Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute, TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital): It's only been about four months, and really for a patient to come this far as she has in that period of time after the kind of injury she had is almost miraculous. I mean, she has made tremendous progress.
As President Obama was giving his speech in Tucson last night, I was headed to a TV studio, where I had a debate with the NRO's Cliff May about the speech as well as the state of political discourse in our nation. I had checked my twitter feed Read more...
I can't lie, I'm a little teary from that video. Read this as I pull myself together:
Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat from Arizona whose unlikely recovery from a shooting last year stirred her colleagues and the nation, said Read more...