Several people have sent this link to me. Thanks for thinking of me, guys. I can relate to a lot, though not all, of what writer Porochista Khakpour relates in this thought-provoking New York Times piece:
When she gets to the part about debating people on blog comment pages and on Facebook, I have to laugh. Not at her, but at myself. I generally avoid commenting on political matters and lurking on political forums a lot precisely because I get so angry. The stupid, it really HURTS sometimes.