26 years ago, fallows stuck the landing on this one. things haven’t improved since. politics as sportsball and not giving us the what hasn’t helped our situation any and it makes reading anything remotely political 10x harder to grok reasonably.
when all else fails, take a walk. falls into the “duh” realm but i never regret taking a walk to clear the mind and/or rethink a position.
i used to love cars. some part of me still does. but we really fucked up here as a society. i’ve become an aggrodestrian.