I have written maybe five words about the oil spill. Not because I love lightly regulated offshore drilling leading to the destruction of an entire ecosystem, but because I just can't do it. I can write about human rights abuses and injustices and crap Supreme Court decisions like the inversion of Miranda because they are, at least in theory, reversible.
I'm not sure the apocalypse in the Gulf is. And I can't deal with that much sadness.
Rachel's on it; go there and weep.