This weekend's Palin and ABC News stories -- lies and layoffs, respectively -- remind us that the sources of our shared facts are all but gone. And who wins as a result? Those who would seek to create lies to further political goals.
Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.
Instead of prayer, the president could have asked us all in his address to make sacrifices towards the goal of weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. It wouldn't have hurt. But it would have been mostly ignored.
So where are the Christian leaders tonight? Are they doing anything to rein in their extremists? No. They can be found where they always are: bashing gays and telling everyone else how to live a moral life.
The right-wing media in this country have no interest in attacking big money, big corporations or big banks. So, while they'll call for Napolitano to be fired just for misspeaking, Geithner is bullet-proof.