Morning Jolt: A Decline in Political Passion Is Not a Crisis

On the menu today: A Washington Post columnist discovers, to her horror, that a lot of women are tuning out politics and "taking a break," a decision that seems entirely rational in light of the often-insane, infuriating, and stress-inducing state of American politics in 2021; Representative Adam Schiff declares in his new book that former FBI director Robert Mueller was a doddering old man when he was investigating Trump; OSHA finally moves; and House speaker Nancy Pelosi is very disappointed in the national news media.

It's Okay to Get Tired of Politics Sometimes!

This may seem like an argument against interest from a man who writes about politics for a living, but feeling a sense of exhaustion due to political fights at a moment such as this seems entirely rational.

I begin with this point because Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty sees any dip in the nation's collective political passion as a crisis for the Democratic ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 13 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 13 2021
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A Decline in Political Passion Is Not a Crisis

On the menu today: A Washington Post columnist discovers, to her horror, that a lot of women are tuning out politics and "taking a break," a decision that seems entirely rational in light of the often-insane, infuriating, and stress-inducing state of American politics in 2021; Representative Adam Schiff declares in his new book that former FBI director Robert Mueller was a doddering old man when he was investigating Trump; OSHA finally moves; and House speaker Nancy Pelosi is very disappointed in the national news media.

It's Okay to Get Tired of Politics Sometimes!

This may seem like an argument against interest from a man who writes about politics for a living, but feeling a sense of exhaustion due to political fights at a moment such as this seems entirely rational.

I begin with this point because Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty sees any dip in the nation's collective political passion as a crisis for the Democratic ...   READ MORE

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