There is something fundamentally pro-American about much of the apparently anti-American content published in foreign newspapers. In this way, criticisms of America appeal to, and approve of, American ideals.
Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.
Democrats want to hear that America's trade problems are caused by exploitative capitalism. But the problem is that corporate pursuit of profit has been decoupled from the success of the economy as a whole.
Could the Williams matter have been better handled? Most agree that it could have. Does a bungled personnel matter serve as justification to gut all federal funding for this insightful news organization? Absolutely not.
The Republican lawmakers who read the Constitution out loud as their very first act in the new Congress better bask in their Tea Party glow -- because they're not going to feel the love from Constitutional scholars.