We live at an unsettling time when elements (the five percent) of three separate groups are devastating our country. It is up to members of each tribe to take immediate action to stop three historic trends that will only get worse and that will lead to the fulfillment of the Dallas prophecy "The End is Coming."
What is refreshingly different about the French compared to the Americans is their lack of the need to turn every occasion into a homecoming parade. They are so not Ra Ra! Part of it has to do with the sensible TV coverage. Part of it has to do with the fact that they are perhaps, for the most part, better educated.
I'm not a big fan of libertarians or libertarian Republicans, but Kentucky Senator Rand Paul deserves tremendous credit for his brinksmanship on the Patriot Act in forcing the U.S. Senate leadership to bend on the issue of the federal government's massive, once very secret, monitoring of our private communications.