You’ve just got to read this story about the “badass of the week,” Hideaki Akaiwa. This guy somehow got hold of some scuba gear, jumped into the tsunami, and rescued his wife and mother stranded at the upper levels of decimated houses. Dave Roberts gets a little over the top about this one. You will see why. Unbelievable.
Another dude, Jon Cohn, has a really nice piece about health reform one year later. Unlike Akaiwa, Jon really doesn’t combine
MacGuyver MacGyver skills with Jason Statham moves when everyone else is panicking during a disaster. Or does he? How else did he get all those health care scoops after Scott Brown’s election….