OK, this is about as far removed from politics or, well, anything relevant today, but it still made me sad to hear and seemed worth noting:
'Pink Panther's Herbert Lom, Clouseau's agitated boss, dead at 95
Herbert Lom, the Czech-born actor best known as Inspector Clouseau’s long-suffering boss in the Pink Panther movies, died Thursday, his son said. He was 95. Alec Lom said his father died peacefully in his sleep.
Herbert Lom had a handsomely lugubrious look that was suited to comedy, horror and everything in between. It served him well over a six-decade career in which roles ranged from Napoleon Bonaparte — whom he played twice — to the Phantom of the Opera.
Here's an excellent compilation of his best Pink Panther scenes...
R.I.P., Chief Inspector Dreyfus.