In moderation, drinking alcohol while discussing politics can be healthy (I've heard). Unfortunately, Washington is the No. 1 city for alcoholics.
The New York Times editorial board might have considered that before publishing this under the headline "Desperate for Civility":
The public can only hope that after this election something both civil and creative might be possible in Congress. Note that Congress actually has a Civility Caucus, though it has gathered only 14 members in seven years. This is rather embarrassing, considering there are 200-plus members in the Congressional Wine Caucus, a group that might arguably offer stronger elixir for the gridlock on Capitol Hill.