Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Slow News Month?
August is supposed to be a slow news month, a good month to take a break — but we don't have slow news months anymore. We're battered by news, oppressed by it. Sometimes it seems there's just nothing more to say.
Everybody with a shred of decency was horrified by the separation of refugee children from their parents at our southern border, and continues to be horrified because the immediate crisis remains unresolved and the damage to children will be permanent. One needn't recognize any religious faith to recognize evil.
Nobody could have been even mildly surprised by the "Omarosa revelations" — if she has more tapes to share, they will be more of the same. Tr*mp continues to alienate America's allies, and Democrats still struggle to solve their "Pelosi problem."
The Cohen plea agreement and the Manafort convictions have made no noticeable impact on Congressional Republicans, much less on the rabid Republican "base." Giuliani's assertion that "truth isn't truth" could have been based on observation. Wildfires, both literal and figurative, continue to burn.
Still, I will look forward to the "reality television" of the McCain funeral, which potentially could have more political impact than babies ripped from their mothers' arms. Truth isn't truth, you know. It's only the perception that counts.