Religious polarization among activists and voters exists, in ever-increasing quantity. The question is, why?
Richard Lugar symbolizes something great but fragile about the American system of government: it relies on partisanship tempered by wisdom.
Per usual, Ross Douthat is in this post occasionally wise but often infuriating: It’s useful to think of Obama’s stimulus bill and Walker’s budget repair bill as mirror image exercises in legislative shock and awe, and the Tea Party and the Wisconsin labor protests as mirror images of backlash. No, that really isn't useful at all.