1) You’re already depressed enough about things in your personal life that you can’t control.
2) Some of Doug’s titles are such downers that you can’t bring yourself to read the column, “Losing America” for example. Trust me. I read it and now I have all I can do to keep from having a second glass of pinot noir.
3) The other columnists, myself included, seem to have refined kvetching to an internet version of graffiti.