We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The think I don't understand about Yglesias and his ilk - which is that of the youngish prog opinion writer - is why anybody would pay attention to him to begin with. He's never done anything. It's as though he sprang from college fully formed and capable of really knowing what he was talking about, in depth, detail, and appreciation of all viewpoints. But he's just a clever, wittering drone.