Maybe vicarious space travel is the perfect escape from our current planetary unpleasantness.
The focus on what can be proven or not about what happened to Christine Blasey Ford obscures the fact that Brett Kavanaugh has now, ironically enough, made it all about him.
Social media has supplanted the news cycle with the drama cycle and divided politicians into those who feed it and those who donâ€™t.
The financial meltdown revealed the gap between numbers and reality, and between the tech masters who increasingly dominate the economy and the people whose lives they impact.
Between Bob Woodwardâ€™s forensic reconstruction of meetings that read like a cross between Dr. Strangelove, Being There and Pee Weeâ€™s Playhouse and the recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times that, evidently, aimed to reassure the world that there are patriotic embeds in the White House running interference between the president and potentially apocalyptic executive functions, a portrait isnâ€™t really emerging.
While strong economic numbers are helping to keep a cataclysmic American president in office, Philippe Couillard isnâ€™t getting the same popularity dividend.
Donald Trump has taken the North American Free Trade Agreement hostage to force outcomes that will benefit neither Americans nor Canadians.
The late U.S. Senator John McCain's life offers a reminder that there are exceptions to the usual power profile.