There are a thousand things to say about this Confederate-flag business, but I’ll say just one, for now.
In the last couple of days, I have thought of Rahm Emanuel. Forgive me if people have been quoting him heavily, but he said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”
If you wonder why leading Americans can utter such phrases as “serious crisis” — as opposed to the trivial crises — consult the schools . . .