In response to The difficulty of opposition:
I think Joel is right to point out that much of our political fatigue right now is based on disappointment in our fellow Americans. For myself, I find that I’m spending less time on Twitter and reading political news. Instead I poured myself into redecorating my house, writing and baking. This morning I ignored the Sunday political shows in favor of Alton Brown while making whoopie pies.
Joel writes, “It is up to us to defend the country, even if it appears somewhat less exceptional than we had once hoped, both because it could yet prove greater than even we have imagined, and because it is, after all, our country.”
I agree. I just need to detox for awhile. And I need a whoopie pie.