Here's a question: Will we still be talking about Ukraine and Israel/Hamas at the end of the week, or will some other part of the world -- or perhaps our own border -- blow up then, pushing Ukraine and everything else back to the inside pages? Remember those kidnapped schoolgirls? Remember how releasing the Taliban Five was an ominous indicator for Afghanistan? Remember ISIS taking over Iraq? Remember the Syrian civil war? Aren't there still oodles of Central American kids coming over our border? Does our media lose interest in these crises because the president isn't interested in them? Or does the president feel like he's doing fine because the media stops covering them? Just take a look at the president's schedule for this week: That's three days of fundraisers! Two feel-good ceremonies on touchy-feely domestic issues! It's like Obama has decided he's governing in the late 1990s. If you mention an Obama fundraiser, inevitably some snotty lefty will respond, "Sure, because Obama's the first president to ever attend a campaign fundraiser." No, but he's the first one to ever do so many. I wonder if the big theme in the second half of 2014 is going to be increasingly open questions about Obama's connection to reality, or whether he's locking himself in an ever-thicker psychological and scheduling cocoon, behaving as if he's enjoying a fabulously successful presidency and that the world is getting better, more tranquil, and more prosperous on his watch.