Despite their self-stylization as defenders of law and order, politicians like McCain do nothing but threaten us with chaos.
Recently, the question of who is permitted to share in America’s journey and bounty was answered in an un-American fashion.
Over the coming months, conservatives will try to take advantage of the anti-elitist anger burning through America.
The Democrats would be wise to invoke the rich tradition of King, Lincoln, Whitman, and Huerta and Chávez: progressives who brought their faith to bear upon politics.
This is a feel-good story, a silver lining in our economic cloud. I’d love to believe it. But in all likelihood, the heart-warming fable is just that and nothing more.
Ultimately, moving money into community banks serves a greater purpose than populist retribution and perhaps even greater than rapid recovery. Community banks can help restore trust in the banking system and the economy in general.
Hundreds will demonstrate against elitism and reckless spending by enjoying steak-and-lobster dinners in their $500 seats.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
All in all, champions of marriage equality would be wise to illuminate the many parts of the American dream that support the cause.
We’re certainly at a historical fork in the road, but we need not choose between vitality and security.