Kenneth L. Horsman, 58, who performed as Ken-Zo the Clown in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and later established a South Baltimore magic shop and entertainment center, died of melanoma cancer May 12 at his Federal Hill home.
There's no shortage of reasons for why the right is at war over whether or not to take a flier on Mr. Trump. All of the various establishments and the counter-establishments overpromised and underdelivered in recent years. Mr. Cruz and his supporters accused his fellow politicians of being corrupt sellouts, and so many people believed him, they'd now rather take a gamble on Mr. Trump than back Mr. Cruz, a mere politician.
Well, it's déjà vu all over again. Although a new Star Wars episode took the movie world by storm, the 2016 rewrite, retitled "The Establishment Strikes Back," has all the drama. The Republican establishment has not one, but two full-scale rebellions on its hands.
According to conventional wisdom, the GOP nominates the guy whose turn it is, while the Democrats look for a savior. As Bill Clinton once said, "In every presidential election, Democrats want to fall in love. Republicans just fall in line." That notion has been turned on its head this year, with Hillary running like a Republican and the GOP in a free-for-all.
King v. Burwell should never have existed. Only a deeply flawed legislative process brought the case to the Supreme Court. The result will likely damage the court's legitimacy and further divide the country.
Republicans fear having Democrats control the White House longer than eight years for the first time since the days of Harry Truman. Above all else, that fear will be the animating feature of the 2016 GOP primary.
Times certainly have changed in the Republican Party. Gone are the times when patience was its own reward and loyal leading members would await their turn in the list of aspiring presidential candidates.
The lovely ladies of the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show, which aired last night on CBS, are performing well to no one's surprise. Meanwhile, Jets head coach Rex Ryan is standing by his man, deciding to start Mark Sanchez this Sunday.