As events unfold throughout the year, I do my best to reflect how they have fulfilled my beginning of the year predictions. That said, there are a few recent events that I found noteworthy.
First, there was the recent terror plans in New York City and Denver that seemed to have been foiled, at least for now. I had predicted that this year there would probably be an attempt (not that wild a guess, really). I also Twittered about the likelihood of one upcoming soon merely weeks ago. There is a good article about the recent situation here.
Second, although I did not put this as one of my points in this year’s predictions, one of the things I have been discussing at great length is that the big social policy debate of the coming years will be on the issue of assisted suicide. This will be less aimed at terminal disease pain relief, and more about the elderly. Unfortunately, I haven’t written much about it on here. Last week, Newsweek’s cover story, “The Case for Killing Granny,” advocates this position in a way that I could not have imagined (and still can’t believe). As if on cue, the Brits are following right along, according to this Reuters report. -Ryan