This news perked me up from reading about tea-baggers disrupting town meetings and Kenyan birth certificates and nonsense like that. After years of deteriorating relations with North Korea there are signs that they might be again interested in emerging from the wilderness of international isolation. The first sign of that is the release of the two American journalists held since March. Hats off to ex-President Clinton acting as the distinguished unofficial emissary from the United States on a "private" mission perhaps arranged in part by his wife, the Secretary of State.
Oh yes, and Happy Birthday to President Barack Obama (and Helen Thomas!) (and coincidentally to my sister also)!