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April 20, 2012

Ezra Klein would like you to know that if you obsess over nontroversies – whether Etch A Sketches or dog meat – you're not normal. 

I think most people in Washington believe voters would make better decisions if they spent more time following politics. But I spend a lot of time following politics, and quite often, I couldn’t be happier that voters are tuning out the inanities that obsess this town. Better that they worry about real mountains rather than hyped-up molehills.

The Washington Post columnist has it right. Sure, these stories are fun, but they’re distractions that conveniently fill air during dead periods of the news cycle.

20:03 // 2 years ago
April 18, 2012
In which an eight-year-old boy’s decisions, normal for the culture of the country he was living in at the time, are put onto the same plane as a middle-age man’s much-mocked mistake. EDIT: Jake Tapper had to step back from this headline a bit.

In which an eight-year-old boy’s decisions, normal for the culture of the country he was living in at the time, are put onto the same plane as a middle-age man’s much-mocked mistake. EDIT: Jake Tapper had to step back from this headline a bit.

8:23 // 2 years ago