Mark Hyman has a column in the American Spectator which contains some commonsense observations about the lack of commonsense that often today "goes without saying." The items on his longer list with which I identify are these:
The President appoints as the nation's "Safe Schools" Czar a lifelong activist advocating the sexual exploitation of children. . . .
A national leader who accomplished absolutely nothing was given the Nobel Peace Prize over freedom-loving grassroots leaders and citizens -- including scores who were killed -- who opposed totalitarianism in Iran.
The practice of religion -- particularly Christianity -- is treated like a hate crime.
Officials in charge of the Justice Department's anti-terrorism policies are the same people who worked feverishly to free to terrorist detainees. . . .
American citizens and businesses generously donate more than a billion dollars to ravaged corners of the globe such as Southeast Asia and the Caribbean yet other countries that offer a mere pittance dare to criticize our motives.
The remarkable accomplishments of World War II veterans are denigrated by a president who apologizes for their having defeated Nazism and Japanese Imperialism. . . .
The trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorists is moved to the U.S. while the trial of Navy Seals alleged to have given a fat lip to a terrorist leader may be moved to Iraq. . . .
The national press literally ignores reporting legitimate news stories. . . .
'Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English) . . .