Where is the line?

I want to be an informed citizen.  But I don’t want to spend 11 hours of my day watching the news, reading blogs/news sites/Drudge to stay informed.

I want to know what’s happening around here– ignorance disgusts me.

But it’s so overwhelming to keep up.

For example — politicians are saying that abortion is not included in the health care bill, other groups are saying it is.  Some are saying the bill wouldn’t override the Hyde Amendment, but the White House seems to say that abortion is considered a basic medical service that would be covered under the public plan.

That’s just one example.

I want to be informed, but I don’t want to think about politics more than I have to each day.  I don’t want to bury my head in the sand, but I’m starting to grow sick of it all.