November 28, 2022

This might be the first day in a long time I have nothing remotely original to write about politics

 

This might be the first day in a long time I have nothing remotely original to write about politics

Suppose you gave a party for all your mental muses and none of them came...

By Hal Brown

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It's not like this is a slow news day. It's just that having read numerous articles about what's happening, both straight news and opinion, I couldn't find a topic about which I had a remotely original thought.

For example, here are the stories on RAWSTORY (click each image to enlarge).



Opinion writers like one of my favorites, Heather "Digby" Parton offered this take on an issue making the news big time:

Trump, Kanye and Nick Fuentes: Can we stop pretending that Republicans even care?

Look who came to dinner: Of course Trump has no problem with hardcore white supremacy, and neither does his base

Another writer, also on Salon, who I like is Chauncy DeVega:

Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis has a guest editorial in The New York Times:

Excerpt:

What if there was a collective pledge among responsible news organizations to take Donald Trump off the front pages, to not talk about him every single day? He would huff and puff and try to blow the house down, but no one would be paying attention. Think of how much calmer the waters would be. Think of how many other stories would get the bandwidth they deserve.

It’s not easy ignoring someone who keeps barreling onto the world stage, determined to create chaos and eviscerate the democracy we depend on, but it is often the only remedy that will work. The person being ignored will find himself alone on a battlefield he created, with only his own voice bellowing around him. Linger on that image for a moment — Donald Trump all alone in the wilderness, with only his own voice to keep him company.


Added: NYT subscription needed to read. Suffice to say that Alejandro Mayorkas should make sure the  situation is remedied. 

Thousands of Russians are crossing the U.S. southern border to claim asylum. Many are ending up in immigration prison. “I left Russia for a place just like Russia,” said one.


I just come up dry when I try think of a remotely original perspective on any of these subjects.

Oh well, to quote in a very different context as, Scarlet O'Hara's said in the very last line in Gone with the Wind, after all,  tomorrow is another day.



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