Lawrence Martin laments that all the kids want to do is laugh at their smut. Alison Loat suggests the kids and their smut are not the source of the problem. David Eaves suspects elderly columnists need to get their bifocal prescriptions adjusted and look harder. Loat wraps the discussion into one smutless blog post and concludes:
If we don’t all do what we can to make politics more inspiring, to treat people who pursue public life or advance public ideas with respect and to strengthen the culture of public service in Canada and beyond, our potential for achieving great things will dimish significantly.