WASHINGTON — So now we know how House Speaker Paul Ryan has remained sane during the Trump era. He’s been living in a cave. Without internet or TV. Out of range of cell service, newspaper delivery and carrier pigeons. With blindfold on eyes, cotton in ears and head in sand.
Even by the historically low standards of the Trump administration for integrity in public office, last week was extraordinary.
Considering the rarity of President Donald Trump departing any recent summit meeting with a smile on his face, Tuesday’s session with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was remarkable for the mere fact that it happened — and ended cordially. Whether it proves a historic achievement depends on whether Kim honors his commitments.
When we’re old and sick and poor, we might be forced to keep warm by burning all the government reports that we ignored, warning us that Social Security and Medicare are running out of money; the latest such report was issued last week.
Washington and other states with legal marijuana laws need clarity from the federal government. In a break from his attorney general, President Donald Trump now appears ready to provide it. On Friday, the president said he “probably will end up supporting” a bill in Congress to keep the federal government from interfering in states with legal pot laws.