Legend has it that Larry David once came out for a stand-up routine, looked at the audience for several seconds, said: “Never mind” — and left the stage.
Today I’m looking around at the possible topics to write about — the rampant terrible racisms at CPAC? Anthony Weiner thinking about returning to politics? Jeb Bush lecturing Republicans about what they ought to do? And I’m thinking: This is still the country that re-elected Barack Obama. Our debt is piling up daily. Our political system is broken beyond repair and unable to deal with anything.