I sort of am watching the news....but I'm not reading it. I can't. I've reached my limit of hopelessness. Instead, I'm looking into buying a mid-range Nikon DSLR camera -- I think that should help me occupy myself better -- rather than feeling overwhelmed every day. Honestly, I can't take it anymore. I live in Vermont. They can outlaw what they want. We're so liberal, even our republican Gov (and I mean this sincerely) will work to protect us. Good luck to the South (and all those other less liberal states).