Some people have FOMO that they might miss an Orlando Bloom waitress update.
Others have a fear of missing out when it comes to the latest on whether Michael Flynn is going to turn over documents that have been requested by Congress — and what’s going to happen next in the Russia investigation.
Your author is in the latter category — and doesn’t really know how much people care about Orlando Bloom and his waitryst (see what we did there?), but it was a trending Google search.
There is a divide in this country — and it’s not the one between Democrats and Republicans. It’s the one between people who are deeply captivated by politics and those more engaged with other priorities and “real” lives.
At NPR, it’s our goal to try and bridge that divide the best we can — to make the complicated understandable and relatable, and especially to tell you why something in politics matters.
That’s why a question asked at Tuesday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing about the Russia investigation with former Obama CIA Director John Brennan caught our attention:
“Please tell my constituents, my neighbors, why they should care — and not just in Washington, D.C., but in Washington state and Texas and Connecticut and points in between — and why should they care, and why do you care, sir?”
The question was posed by Washington Democrat Denny Heck, and it provoked a high-minded response.