I haven’t been following the news that closely, in part because the maneuverings and meanderings of political leaders don’t mean that much to me; in part because a great deal of the news deals with celebrities, who usually don’t impress me at all, and in part because what is covered is so superficial. At the fine scale of months and weeks, it’s difficult to observe a pattern and events seem random. It’s only at a broader scale, and at the cost of ignoring many events, that trends seem to emerge.
One of my major areas of interest is in looking at events from a religious point of view, and I ought to mention that I consider atheism and secularism as quasi-religious. Political maneuvering is less important to me.