The headlines of the day, 60 years ago:
Red Threat in Congo
Atomic Test Successfully Paves Pacific Island
House Defeats Negro Bill
All bad news. Serious news. Grim stuff. At least it fit the usual pattern of human behavior, the contest of nations and tribes. It made sense. Today every news cycle is more or less Trump did a Trump thing, followed by a stork dance of outrage. After that, you get the crazy news, which is notable because no one can say it’s crazy.
Utterly insane item: British woman announces intention to marry “Lumiere,” a 91-year-old chandelier she bought online. She identifies as an …