The Value Of Fresh Air

Sometimes, there’s an odd, sad poetry to what I see on Twitter. Here’s an example from today:

Hamsher and Chait on fresh air

A screenshot of my Twitter feed, April 24, 2014

Yes, they really did end up right next to each other.

One Twitter message concerns the children of an American hero who blew the whistle on the torture being done by the Bush Administration. He was sent to prison while the torturers and the people who approved that torture were not. The other message concerns a rancher who thinks he doesn’t have to pay for using public land to graze his cattle, and who needs to learn more and talk less. There’s so much of what’s wrong with America these days in these two messages about the value of fresh air.