David Darby’s guest opinion of Oct. 14, entitled “U.S. leaders on bad reality TV” calmly, eloquently, rationally, factually, and even-handedly perfectly encapsulated the current political status — a much too polite and inadequate choice of phrase — of this fabulous United States of America.

It should be required reading for every American who has contributed to the current state-of-affairs because each of us is party to this debacle by being ignorant of what or whom we are voting for; voting based on ill-conceived or outright lies from political candidates who will say anything to remain or get elected; or just plain self-interest in one issue with absolutely no thought of what is good for this nation and the world. Well done, Mr. Darby.

Linda Walker