"Eek. I realize this is an important part of the story but it's a little depressing."

"Mayor Rob Ford’s habit of doing drugs with gang members led to him being targeted in an apparent extortion plot related to the crack cocaine video and possibly a series of photographs of him in compromising situations, newly released police documents say."

"An Arlington man lost part of his ear in a drunken fight the day after Thanksgiving."

"Viewed broadly, what I misjudged was that the way politics has always been conducted -- or the way it had been conducted for a very long time -- does not mean that it is the way it always will be conducted going forward."