Michael Kruse’s article is bad journalism, factually and spiritually, but it is simply the latest and sloppiest entry in a growing genre: the new American Gothic.
Many can’t ‘put politics aside’ in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre because we’re so divided that everything is political now, and that’s dangerous.
For many, politics is a way of showing oneself to be smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and more attuned to injustice than others.
The political left and right in America are like partners in a marriage gone bad. Before we can work out problems like health care or other policies, we all need to relearn how to communicate.
Media coverage, and punditry in particular, has become blatantly skewed toward provocation, rather than persuasion. This is a loss for democracy and our shared humanity.
This barbaric hatred is beneath us, and call me a Pollyanna, but I truly believe it’s not too late for us to start hating each other like civilized human beings again.
Early American progressives believed the nation needed to harness the moral urgency of warfare and direct it towards alarming Americans into expanding government.
With America so divided, it is hardly surprising that Washington is. To paraphrase Shakespeare, America’s fault lines are not in our leaders, but in ourselves.
No one has to agree with House Speaker Paul Ryan, or any other member of Congress for that matter. But what ever happened to basic manners?
When we’re sternly admonished that you’re for Trump unless you make it clear you’re against him, the central Trumpist axiom about the danger of political correctness is affirmed.
While it’s unlikely that Jon Osoff will win the upcoming runoff election, one thing is clear: Democrats won’t make the same voter turnout mistake twice.
Americans have a moral superiority problem. A central feature of moral superiority, also known as ‘self-enhancement,’ is irrational thinking.
Trump has revealed a disturbing intolerance among progressives who can’t separate life from politics, and who don’t really want to live and let live. They should.
The Supreme Court was specifically designed to avoid almost every idea term-limit advocates think bolsters their arguments.
In their letter to Sasha and Malia Obama, the Bush sisters show us how to transcend partisanship and disdain—and instead offer kindness and courtesy.
The self-proclaimed arbiters of unity are truly bringing people together to counteract their destructive and despicable attacks against anyone who disagrees with them.
In this climate, we can expect provocations and should be prepared for what police call ‘the crazy factor.’
Don’t dismiss the paralyzing effect of being targeted for who you are if it has never happened to you.
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