What Passes for Progress in Congress - NYTimes.com
Sadly and infuriatingly true. Do we need any further evidence of the irrationality of American politics? Beck, Limbaugh et al. will shake their little fists and bluster and pout about they are the *real* victims ('how dare you sir?'), the so-called moderate right will write about the sad decline of our values because no one reads Tolstoy or Rienhold Niebuhr, the 'true Christians' (i.e. Republicans) will find a way to blame porn and video games, and the Democrats will coward timidly in fear of the NRA and its cult-like worship of the gun and its magical power to bestow \"freedom\". Is that what we're supposed to call a massacre these days?