Like countless other left-wing news junkies, I spend endless hours surfing the web, checking in with The Huffington Post, TalkingPointsMemo, the Daily Kos, FiveThirty-Eight.com, and – for a bearable taste of the other wing -- Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish. By dint of this obsessive activity, I congratulate myself on being an active participant in the public discourse and a totally clued up public intellectual.
Every so often, Susie and I go on a vacation that disconnects me for days on end from the blogosphere. A case in point is a spectacular
A case in point is the recent election in
But the simple truth is that I do not have a clue about anything that happens in
What is more, nothing I do or say or think can have the slightest measurable effect on what happens in
So, let us go on surfing and obsessing, and even blogging, but let us not imagine that what we do or say makes any sort of difference at all!