So back to this being a New Year’s Resolution column. Like almost every New Year of my adult life, I will make the same wish as always. Oh Lord, let there be some harmonic convergence, some great electromagnetic storm, some inexplicable intervention by a deus ex machina, anything, whatever it takes to force a tectonic political realignment, something that pushes aside the carcasses of these two rotting political parties once and forever. I know it’s futile. But at least it’s a tradition.