Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Decline and fall

EJ Dionne ruminates on the current circus (and they aren't even bothering with the bread):

[T]he Weiner episode marked the culmination of several months during which other sideshows involving outrageous male behavior — John Ensign and John Edwards come to mind — dominated news coverage at a moment when our country’s future really is on the line. . . .

Britney Spears, appropriately enough I suppose, has a catchy song out with the refrain “Keep on dancin’ till the world ends.” Forgive me for wondering whether her song will provide the soundtrack for some future documentary on our national decline if we don’t get very serious, very soon.

I don't really have much to add to that. I'm blogged out until tomorrow, anyway.

1 comment:

robin andrea said...

We've been listening to a John Stewart song with the refrain, "And we can dance together at the midnight of the world." I'm not sure why the dire straits we find ourselves in, both environmentally and economically hasn't stirred anyone (with power) to action. But it hasn't. So we will dance together at the midnight of the world...