Douglas E. Schoen on why former Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is the only person to fix what ails the White House.
If America is fortunate, the economy will continue to improve, while the 2016 campaign will focus on what ails the country.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, we are told, does know what ails his boss, but very few other Indian officials are in the know.
Locavorism, far from healing what ails us, is a recipe for widespread human misery and ecological disaster.
John Avlon on the rot of hyper-partisanship that ails our body politic.
She continued to stare for a minute, then remarked slowly: I know what ails you, Esther.
But he controlled himself and said: 'Let me be, wife; what ails you?
I don't know what ails you this morning; but if you go on this way I shall call you Professor Silex all the time.
No matter what ails you, I is de man dat can cure you in no time.
I have come to succor,” I said, using unconsciously the word of the voice; “what ails you?
c.1300, from Old English eglan "to trouble, plague, afflict," from Proto-Germanic *azljaz (cf. Old English egle "hideous, loathsome, troublesome, painful;" Gothic agls "shameful, disgraceful," agliþa "distress, affliction, hardship," us-agljan "to oppress, afflict"), from PIE *agh-lo-, suffixed form of root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid." Related: Ailed; ailing; ails.
It is remarkable, that this word is never used but with some indefinite term, or the word no thing; as What ails him? ... Thus we never say, a fever ails him. [Johnson]