I guess it was about a month ago when 350-odd newspapers wrote editorials standing up to President Trump and decrying his attacks on the free press.
I didn’t write anything at the time because I half-thought it was an ingenious ploy to get out of doing any real reporting that day. As in they were taking the layup and bitching at Trump versus doing their jobs.
But now, here I sit, a yawning expanse of editorial page before me, and no dog named Fido at home to write about (RIP Mr. Shirk).
Just finished Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, a 500-Year History,” which aptly captures why we are where we are right now, a fractured nation which can’t seemingly agree on the most basic truths.
And Andersen writes, “So what if there are lots of Americans with various screws loose. So what if they dream and stew in their own mad, mad, mad dreamworlds? Ignore them, let them alone, let them be, right? Aye, there’s the rub.