It may not be the biggest political story of the week just passed; but it is certainly the biggest of the yet very young 2024 campaign season. As today’s title indicates, I’m wondering if I’m overestimating the electorate.
It seems to me that about once a year I write an article largely purloined from someone else’s work. When that happens, I cite and/or link to the article. Today is one of those instances. On October 2, 2023 Paul Krugman wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times entitled, Why MAGA Wants to Betray Ukraine. Here is the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/02/opinion/columnists/maga-republicans-ukraine-html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=artilceShare .
Fox News, (I think I’m going to have to start putting the word “news” in scare quotes when preceded by “Fox”), was the first to selectively tell the story in “shock”. A few days back the child poverty rate for 2022 was publicly reported. In 2021 it was a historic low of 5.2%, in 2022 it skyrocketed to 12.4%. The right wing media immediately and dramatically implied that Joe Biden was the cause. Sarcastically I’ll say, “Not exactly!”
Well, it’s one of those clean up type days again. Plus, the last item really got to me.
It has yet to hit 9 am EST on Sunday morning as I commence writing this piece. I have just read the morning newspapers (in my case the New York Times and the Washington Post online.) Despite writing this column, which I do of choice not economic necessity, I consider myself completely retired. Sunday is no longer a unique day of leisure to me but I realize it is for the majority of American adults. Let’s see what the experience brought. Continue reading Sunday Morning Papers