The health care debate's not just all about money. It's about fairness, and equality, and how profoundly our political culture is infused with the imperatives to keep us divided on the most fundamental bases.
When this year's commemorative Civil Rights Pilgrimage ends, I expect to do what I often do. I'll return to my room, boil some water, drop a tea bag in it, add ice and some sugar, and consider the dream of one America.
Rather than rejecting his remarks as ''shocking and beyond the pale,'' McCain should have listened to Lewis, who is one of three people the Arizona Senator said he would "rely heavily on" if elected president.