It’s August 14, 2015 and time for Friday Yes or No, in which I answer 10 questions with the most succinct answer possible:

Q1: Should Japan, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, be finished apologizing for the atrocities it committed before and during World War II?

A1: No

Q2: Will an Amtrak train sprout wings and fly from Washington to Wilmington before Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee for President?

A2: Yes

Q3: Isn’t the “Sesame Street”-HBO deal, mercenary as it is, better than letting the show die after 46 years?

A3: Yes

Q4: Isn’t it strange that Carly Fiorina, claiming to be a savvy businesswoman, would endorse the incredibly dopey idea of parental choice in vaccinations?

A4: Yes

Q5: Should we just shrug off the latest declines in China’s stock markets as a market problem that just affects investors on the other side of the world?

A5: No

Q6: Will the world go to hell in a handbasket now that the United States flag is flying over this nation’s embassy in Havana?

A6: No

Q7: Will the world go to hell in a handbasket if Congress stops the Iran nuclear limitation deal?

A7: Yes

Q8: Are those the last two times I intend to use the expression “hell in a handbasket”?

A8: Yes

Q9: The Mets are now 4-1/2 games ahead of the Washington Nationals in the National League East. So should I be confident that the Mets will make the postseason for the first time since 2006?

A9: No

Q10: Would it have been a lot easier to write this Friday Yes or No if there had been a Republican presidential debate the night before, like last week?

A10: Yes


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