The European Union elections are an excellent contemporary test if people in relatively prosperous developed democracies want to govern themselves locally or universally, which is really the pressing question of international politics at the moment. Do the masses need cultural elites anymore is another hot topic everywhere…

The observance of Memorial Day will quiet a bit the D.C. rancor for a week, but 2020 Democrats candidates who’ve gone missing in the public eye must always have a spotlight hankering. If Mayor Pete can start drawing-away devotees of both Plugs and the Bern in Iowa, especially after blighting Beto’s bloom, insiders may start seeing him as the hombre of substance, and the primary worm will have turned.

Which brings to mind the amusing trail of bereavement and deceit the deep state corrupt cabal is beginning to blaze as their old solidarity poisons to foul familiarity. I hope MSNBC has Brennan on Sunday night to see what he has helped wrought in Europe.