The Americans who complain about "negative" news are the ideological cousins of those who shoot at CNN crews. The news is the news, good or bad, and those who resent being informed of it are pitiful. More Americans are well-informed about current sports and auto-racing statistics, I sometimes think, than anything else.
I realize that part of my enjoyment of his writing is that his politics so often mirror my own, but when he so dead-on articulates something I believe to be the truth, I feel I have to share.
Anyway, I'm done...enjoy your weekend!