Somehow it came up that her own son and his wife were reluctant to have children, which in itself is nothing unusual, but their reason blew my folks' minds: it was because they didn't want their kids to grow up in a "communist" country.
When that kindergartener tells your child that his/her opinions on single payer insurance and the trigger are "for doodoo heads," it can be a teaching moment. Here are some books to make the current political climate fun!
A full defense of the public option requires moving beyond the basic arguments for reform. It requires reform proponents to take seriously the fears of opponents, even if they make up only a minority of the American public.
Gay marriage and our increasingly obvious interconnectedness present threats to traditions and ways of doing things that many of us think should change. In that regard, health reform is the new gay marriage.