I used to be one of those people who argued with the talking heads on television. I was a political junkie from my earliest days, so there I would be on a Saturday morning, thanking Bill Buckley on the other side of the screen for correcting his “Firing Line” guest’s wayward thinking or telling Eleanor Clift on “The McLaughlin Group” there is another way to think about things (as if she didn’t know that on her own, or, well, could hear me).

Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot more peaceful about things and watch a lot less television. These days, with people seeming to treat politics like a sport — or a never-ending reality TV show — it’s good to remind yourself there still is a lot more to life. (Also, there is the fact I have a few platforms now where I can communicate an opinion or insight to actual people reading. Thank you.)

Kathryn Jean Lopez is senior fellow at the National Review Institute and editor-at-large of National Review magazine. Contact her at klopez@nationalreview.com.

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Wow, such an opportunity this is, and no political YELLING at the computer, herein?[beam]

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