To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear.

— Jeremiah 6:10

Jeremiah was as good as it gets in the prophet business, but he could be a bit of a downer. In this respect, the opinion columnist is his natural successor. But it is worth trying now and again to look on the bright side of our political cataclysm. And there are hints — tentative hints — that White evangelicals and Catholics are beginning to open their ears.