John Edwards revealed that the affair with his campaign staffer Rielle Hunter produced a child, even as his wife was dying from cancer. Although a number of pundits and politicians are glad his political career is over, I’ve second thoughts.

The tragedy in Haiti has taken a devastating turn, and the media has followed turning towards looting and making it the central issue. We saw this narrative four plus years ago in Katrina.

I wrote a couple of pieces on these issues for NPR. My Edwards piece can be found here. My Haiti looting piece? Here.