John McCain's unfortunate news: What does it mean?

By now, most readers already know that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor – specifically, a glioblastoma.  I take no pleasure is suspecting such a diagnosis, as I wrote a few days ago, based on a bit of medical logic and observation rather than what the media reported. This is a devastating diagnosis for the senator and his family, not the blood clot initially described, with a return to the Senate next week to vote on Majority Leader McConnell's latest charade of an ObamaCare repeal.  As I weighed in on Senator McCain's recent surgery, I'll do the same based on the breaking news of his diagnosis. A glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor.  It's malignant, or cancerous.  The cause is unknown, but it is more common in the elderly.  The tumor doesn't discriminate.  Senator Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with this tumor in 2008 and eventually died.  My best friend's mother also succumbed to a...(Read Full Post)