Does Anything Matter?

Governor Ron DeSantis on the campus of New College of Florida in Sarasota, Florida on Monday, May 15, 2023. (Photo by Thomas Simonetti for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

We begin today with the pessimist’s credo: It’s never the wrong time to despair.

That includes a Friday before everyone’s favorite springtime holiday weekend.

In that spirit, forgive me for posing an unwelcome question. Does anything matter?

Not with respect to life or existence, I mean—although, being irreligious, perhaps I’ll write that column someday. I mean with respect to the presidential primary.

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