The King hearings do little to keep our country secure and do plenty to increase prejudice, discrimination and hate. I thought we learned a lesson or two from my internment camp experience in Colorado. I hope I am not proven wrong.
Part of a leader's job is to challenge popular illusions, not reinforce them. The fate of Democrats is sealed if they lose touch with a reality that's shared by the millions of Americans who are impoverished or jobless. For them, this isn't a game.
When Republicans made the federal deficit the centerpiece of their 2010 campaigns, it was a rare convergence of smart policy meeting smart politics. However, they have quickly ditched the smart policy in favor of smart politics.