What the heck is going on? The news environment, the raw material that blog posts are formed from, is remarkably fallow these days. It’s not as though there’s nothing going on. Thailand, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Sudan, and Libya are all coming apart at the seams. We’ve got “boots on the ground” in Chad (remember: the Viet Nam War metastasized from a handful of military advisors over the period of a decade).
The president has added yet another scandal to his pile. This time it’s people dying waiting to get treatment from the VA and an apparent cover-up of the actual results. That’s something that should be familiar to any Chicagoan: massage the statistics rather than address the problem.
Far from being in anything resembling a robust recovery, the economy is supine.
It’s not as though there’s nothing to write about. Are they waiting for something?