We are told by the deal's supporters that the only alternative to this deal is war. We respectfully disagree. We do not support war against Iran, nor have we ever advocated for the use of force, though we have always believed in a credible military option as a way of convincing Iran of our seriousness of purpose.
If I were writing the Great American Novel, I would be white. If I were writing the Great American Novel, I would be 10-20 years older. If I were writing the Great American Novel, I would not look at the Wikipedia page for the Great American Novel daily, as if it held some sort of great and terrible secret that would tell me exactly what to write and how to write it.
In Part One, I suggested the relationship we have with our democracy mirrors our other romances -- with people. This, (amid the wild throes of the 2016 presidential courting season and an army of lurid candidates vying to seduce at every turn,) begs the eternal lovers' query: What are we to each other, anyway?