1. I have been struggling of late to get out of my ostrich method of survival. I mean, it has been darn right depressing for the last two months to get your arms around something interesting without having the ooze of doom slide off on you from all the other news. Having said that, I will try and start off with my go-to guy (well he and David Brooks, as well) for something worth knowing about:
2. This morning, I saw Representative Paul Ryan in an interview. He has written a book, and is in the process of "re-inventing" himself to make another run. His big issue with his GeeOpie party is that they must become "more inclusive and aspirational", which really means his buddies in Congress are stuck in the mud on social issues that alienate any minorities, women, and anyone to the center-left. This piece by the NY Times editorial board, speaks to that:
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
-- Willie Nelson