Today we say goodbye to 2014, a year which brought us beheadings in both Syria and closer to home in Mexico. On the other hand, the year also brought us a resounding GOP victory in the midterm elections, and a further tribalization of the electorate.
The usual pundits spent the last two years telling us the GOP had a "minority problem." They now tell us instead (without admitting a change of tune) that the Dems have a "white working class" problem."
You have to admire the pundits' ability to change direction instantly demonstrating, as nothing else could, their opinions lack mass, which would create inertia if it were present. "Ephemera" isn't too extreme a descriptive label for most pontificating, including some of what you see here at COTTonLINE.
Regardless of its pluses and minuses, 2014 is behind us now. The future, as a comic once said in mock seriousness, lies ahead. COTTonLINE wishes you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.