Strange to think of it, but a mere 13 years ago the top stories were a missing congressional intern and a spate of shark attacks (the New York Times of course editorialized on behalf of the sharks).
What a difference the world has seen in those years!
Clearly we are living in a time where the ancient Chinese curse - "may you live in interesting times" - is daily coming true.
The IRS scandal should, by itself, shatter the Obama presidency. The audits and now coverup merit the most intense scrutiny. Yet even if the media wanted to provide it (and we know they don't), they have to share time with the Veterans Administration's own hideous deeds.
On top of this, we have the collapse of the southern border and a flood of illegal immigrants, bringing who knows what forgotten diseases with them.
Abroad, we have a belligerent China and Japan beginning to rearm in response. Russia is pushing into the Ukraine and of course the entire Middle East is in flames - not the usual Arab Street crap, but actual "borders get changed/leaders get hanged/massive casualties" upheaval.
Strange to think of how, once upon a time, things were kind of dull. I wonder if my children will know the same delicious sensation of boredom.