The circus of Election 2010 summed up in one story

It’s hard to imagine an election season filled with more sideshows, motley characters and bizarre statements. This story (courtesy of Greg Sargent) combines just enough outlandish elements to sum it all up: Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle told a crowd of...

Low-information nation: Whose Constitution is it?

In a post titled Low-information nation: Palin, Beck, Tea Partiers and American ignorance, I argued that the single most under-appreciated and understated aspect of American life, the elephant in the room, is that most Americans have little more than a cursory...