It is hardly news that America has become more divided. But this survey offers fresh support that these divisions are not about gun control or abortion or any of the individual issues we fight about, but about deeper dissatisfactions and worries.
Louie is a great show that has a deep moral consciousness when Louis C.K. is able to channel it into the right topic. When he's really killing, as they put it in comedy, he lets you see and feel what it means to be alive.
President Obama, you must lead. It is you who must "settle." Or it will be you who gets blamed for the second credit downgrade and second recession in five years, not your oft-blamed predecessor, George W. Bush.
Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.
Conservatives inhabit the wide open countryside, mostly in the south and Midwest; Liberals inhabit the densely populated urban mega-cities concentrated in the northeast and west coast. How do these different landscapes affect their political beliefs?
Once infected, normal Americans become possessed by their virus and speak in a language understood only by their particular viral nation, a special code: Obamacare, refudiate, left coaster, drill baby drill; or diversity, public option, neocon, I didn't inhale.
There is no reason to choose between progressive and conservative thought. Progressivism allows for purposive change from an unacceptable status quo; conservatism introduces caution. The mature country would embrace both.
I won't deny it, seeing a Log Cabin Republicans ad directed at other Republicans feels pretty wonderful for those if us who are in support of marriage equality and against a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
I am a passionate, progressive, pro-choice, artistic, forward-thinking, optimistic yet sometimes sarcastic, spirit-seeking, showtune-singing, equality-supporting, Mary-Chapin-Carpenter-loving gay dad. And I am an American.
Is the free market really free? Or does it come at the expense of civic values we neglect at our peril? That's one of many questions I found myself pondering after reading What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel.