FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
Not that it makes any difference: We awoke this morning 1) deeply worried about Trump and Bolton and 2) saddened by what we saw on CNN last night.
We haven't even gotten around to the factual errors we saw pundits make about decades-old figures like Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky. (Script never dies in our world.)
Then too, there's 1) the alleged threat, later proven false, which almost got Cody Shearer killed, along with 2) the alleged threat Hillary Clinton is said to have unloaded on Juanita Broaddrick.
(We mention those decades-old alleged threats as we wait for Stephanie Clifford to unveil the new alleged threat her shameless lawyer has been pimping—a new alleged threat which could, of course, turn out to be real.)
When our society drowns in press corps bullshit, everything else tends to stop. For that reason, we recommend this post by Kevin Drum, in which he offers an explanation for improved behavior by teens.
Along the way, Drum blames "psychologists, sociologists, and other academics" for the fact that it's impossible to get sensible explanations into the modern idea flow. We'll only note that it's The Economist which he quotes as it offers weak explanations for teen-age improvement, and The Economist is a journalistic org.
Our brains weren't designed for a world like this. We're in way over our heads.