We’re going to mix things up this week and start with some good news. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of awfulness to get through after that! Seriously, so many terrible people. I’m sorry. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Dear Abby: I’m a bleeding-heart liberal lady in my early 30s. The news depresses me. What do I do? Gentle Reader: I’m afraid the news will suck no matter what. So just have a drink and be grateful for what you have.
I have noticed lately in my life that many people describe behavior they find distasteful as “passive aggressive,” whether the behavior actually is passive aggressive or not. So, rather than confront them directly about this inaccuracy, I have decided to write an article about it under a pseudonym.