We interrupt non-stop coverage about what happens during an NFL national anthem to bring news that actually might matter.
(By the way, ending that national anthem crisis is simple, says my wife: Stop televising it. Three national annoyances go away at once: pop stars butchering it, sports stars protesting it, and media fixating on it.)
Now, as promised, a matter that actually affects lives:
While lawmakers of both parties are standing to salute a good idea to address mental health, one man has been criticized for taking a knee – kneeling toward the gun lobby.
That would be Texas Sen. John Cornyn.
Cornyn promoting a mental health bill that has supporters in both parties. However, his inclination to combine gun matters with mental health matters threatens the very things everyone else supports.