"I'm out of money, I'm out of hope / It looks like self-destruction / Well how much more can we take / With all of this corruption" ~ Molly Hatchett, "Flirtin' With Disaster"
"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry." ~ George Eliot
"Did you buy your tickets for the war game / Aren't you glad that you're sitting in the back / For the game is deadly having all the players / Aren't you glad it's a spectator sport" ~ The Monkees, "War Games"
"Turned away from it all like a blind man / Sat on a fence but it don't work" ~ David Bowie/Queen, "Under Pressure"
Absence of evidence is not evidence of abstinence.
Forget the 24-hour news cycle -- these days it's down to 24 minutes.