Best State of the Union Analysis: Don't Watch

Politics makes me tired. And I don’t think I’m alone in this.

Someone else should have watched a movie instead.

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Last night I finally caught up with “Lucy,” the much-talked-about sci-fi thriller from Luc Besson. I’m a bit of a Besson fan, but I must say that I found the film, to borrow from my eighth-grade gym teacher, not as good as it would have been if it had been a whole lot better than it was. Still, I’m glad I watched. This was part of my strategy for avoiding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message -- a strategy that also included further study of my favorite long book from last year, Martin Meredith’s absolutely fascinating “The Fortunes of Africa.”

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