The Year of Living Posthumously


Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow are good reminders that cancer knows no political party - and living with incurable but treatable diseases is now increasingly common. My take on a new culture of sickness in London's Sunday Times.

(Photo: Deputy White House Press Secretary Dana Perino talks to reporters about White House Press Secretary Tony Snow during a briefing at the White House March 27, 2007 in Washington DC. Snow underwent surgery to remove a small growth from his lower abdomen. Doctors determined that the growth was cancerous and that it had spread to his liver. By Mark Wilson/Getty Images)