The Chattering Class Should Just Let Go

As my personal contribution to the public weal, I refused to write about Monica Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr or any of the rest of it for more than six months this year. Believe it or not, I had no trouble filling a political column three times a week for that entire period without the aid of Ms. Lewinsky. There were mountains of interesting things to write about, of rather direct concern to large numbers of people. (A special favorite: the phone company has decided to start charging customers $3 a month for not using long distance. You must admit, it's a concept.)

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