It used to be that the Sunday newspaper, especially the Sunday New York Times,  was something of a leisurely reading treat.Summer days spent at the shore with the Times (and a Heineken) were particularly decadent. I fancied myself successful as I read Russell Baker or Tom Wicker, attempted the crossword puzzle, or considered the  Women’s Fashions,  as to their appeal and/or good taste.

Then I got sober, divorced, and my drinking friends died. Perspective shifted. The Sunday paper became like orthopedic hosiery to me, unfashionable and unnecessary. Today I looked at the Times   and it seemed totally weird. Because I think the WASP World has changed. The so-called “Country Club Republicans” have been replaced by  Trump supporters. They died out with George Herbert Walker Bush (41).

Like it or not.