Divorce is a time when we most need our brothers and sisters in faith. Yet churches and clergy often ignore divorcing people.
Our brains are wired to allow us to read each other's minds, to feel each other's person.
Matt Yglesias is right that public policy must deal with the broad abstractions of the common good, not just with issues that affect lawmakers personally. And Anne Thériault is certainly right that a woman's value, dignity and rights are not contingent on who cares about her personally. Still, both posts seem too dismissive of the role personal relationships play in our formation, our view of the world, our very personhood.