I don’t actually keep up with the news, unlike most “educated” Americans I seldom read papers regularly IRL or on the internet. It’s not that it’s very hard to generate interest in it after living abroad for so long, rather it’s more like I have too many other things to read and most reports these days are designed to get you all riled up about what turns out to be nothing. Practically everything the world can come up with has already become a routine. War in the middle east? China and Japan angry about each other? Another psychopath killed 30 people in America? I’ve read all that a million times. Come up with something new already! And then they do…and then I read the news.