Redefining "special interests"

The news in the Times this a.m. was chilling… Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. But all over Europe governments with big budgets, falling tax revenues and aging populations […]

NO COMMON GROUND, in 600 words or less

I give up.  There is no common ground.  I just tried to reason, in my head, with a close friend who exists on the other side of the great partisan divide that has arisen in this country.  It doesn’t work.  I doubt if he has ever even seen a food stamp or collected unemployment.  I […]