Perhaps conservatives realize that their attractiveness is dependent on ignorance at many levels: ignorance of the Constitution; ignorance of the importance of science; ignorance of their own ignorance.
Republicans say they need to make budget cuts because "America is broke." But at the very same time they voted to cut education programs like Head Start, they voted to continue $4 billion worth of subsidies to Big Oil.
We hear politicians talk about priorities all the time, especially leading up to elections, but once elected, the priorities suddenly shift and I wonder if they were ever really there in the first place.
America lost one of its shining lights this week. Sargent Shriver, an unfaltering beacon for peace and an indefatigable bastion against poverty, was a tireless bearer of burdens of those less fortunate.