A two-day-old N.Y. Times story reported about President Trump‘s sudden, arbitrary announcement to deliver a commencement address at West Point in June. This will mean two things. One, West Point seniors, who’ve been studying from home due to COVID-19, will have to return to the military academy for the Trump address. And two, they won’t be able to sit six feet apart because Trump wants the seating to be “nice and tight.”

That phrase rang an immediate bell for me…Randy Newman! 37 years ago Newman used it in a “Trouble in Paradise” song called “There’s A Party In My House.”