Plus, special July 4 feature: "How does it happen?" top international experts have asked, in Socratic fashion.
"How does it happen," they've despondently asked, "that your presidential elections turn on such strange pivot points?"
Indeed! In late October 2007, how did it happen that the Democratic nomination fight took a major turn on a tangential question that no one had asked, discussed or thought about up to that point? (See yesterday's report.)
This time around, how does it happen that the current Democratic fight is built around this peculiar question:
"What did Candidate Biden think about mandated busing programs forty-five years ago, in 1974?"
What did he think in the summer of '74? How can that be the question our political and cable entertainment figures are pretending to discuss?
Consider the two questions shown below. To whom would the first seem more relevant?
Two questions:Cable stars have spent the past week pretending to discuss the first question. No one will ever discuss the second question. The truth is, nobody cares!
What did Candidate Biden think about mandated busing programs forty-five years ago, in 1974?
What does anyone propose that we do about this current state of affairs?
Average scores, Grade 8 math
U.S. public schools, 2017 Naep
White kids: 292.16
Black kids: 259.60
Hispanic kids: 268.49
Asian-American kids: 309.52
(So too, perhaps, with a third question: "How accurate are Lara Bazelon's judgments correct concerning Candidate Harris' recent behaviors in office?"
(Concerning that third question, we ourselves have no particular view. We'll guess that question won't be raised until a possible general election, though only if President Trump allows an election and only if Candidate Harris has become a nominee.)
"What did one of the candidates think back in 1974?" Who would build a White House election around so peculiar a question?
"Consider the species!" top experts have said. These despondent future anthropologists speak to us from the years which follow the global conflagration they refer to as Mister Trump's War.
They address us through highly technical nocturnal transmissions which the haters describe as mere dreams.
Special July 4 smile-a-while feature: Were there oil inside the Lincoln Memorial, it would look, to all the world, like a certain commander in chief had madly decided to seize it!