Sometimes, in the morning, I walk from my office, past the TV in our living room, on my way to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. Often, The View is on and I get an earful of what they are discussing and am torn between screaming and running out of the room and stopping to listen, stunned by the stupidity that passes for daytime TV, staring in amazement, like watching a train wreck that I don’t want to see happen, but can’t take my eyes off of it.

Like today, for example. Listen to these brainless cackling hens discuss North Korea and how North Korea was never a problem until Donald Trump was elected. It’s like listening to first-graders discuss quantum physics.